Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Microsoft and Punjab Government together to Educate masses

Microsoft Pakistan and Educational Department Punjab recently entered in a partnership to provide schools with resources, trainings, expertise that will help create institutions to better prepare students for life and work in the 21st century. It is a four years programme from 2009-2013 in which both parties will collaborate to jointly provide Internet access to the schools and improve use of information and communication technology (ICT) for the support of teaching and learning.
During this time period, about 4,236 labs will be built in 36 small towns of Punjab. Every lab will be equipped with 15 Terminal computers and a server Server equipped with software solutions from Microsoft, a printer and an Air Conditioner. About 4,487 new IT jobs will be generated through this project.
Mian Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab said, “This joint alliance between the Punjab Information Technology Board and Microsoft will strengthen the ongoing education sector reforms programme and also create job opportunities for IT experts. No nation can progress without enhancing its IT skills and this reform initiative taken by the Punjab Government in collaboration with Microsoft will put the region on the world IT map and make it a hub of education and information technology.”

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