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Realizing the importance of imparting quality education and providing appropriate ICT-based learning aids to public sector students in Pakistan, Telenor Pakistan recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Children Library Complex (CLC), Lahore. During the pilot phase of this E-Education Project, Telenor Pakistan will technologically enable the computer lab at CLC and provide top of the line content of Khan Academy, while CLC will develop the course structure for imparting content in support of national curricula.
The MoU was signed by Muhammad Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor Pakistan and Abdul Jabbar Shaheen, Secretary School Education Department, Government of Punjab during a ceremony at Children Library Complex.
On this occasion, Muhammad Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “This is the era of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), however most public schools in Pakistan remain largely unconnected to Internet. We at Telenor believe that every child should benefit from what Open Course Ware has to offer, and have therefore selected Khan Academy content, which is available offline. Integration of ICT in teaching and learning process has transformed the learning experience of students in many developed countries and we are proud of promoting this trend in Pakistan.”
While providing access to top of the line education content, the initiative is expected to help improve conceptual understanding and science aptitudes of grade 9 and 10 public sector students and teachers. Future scalability and course of action for the next phase will be devised based on the impact of pilot.