The Ministry of Education has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telenor Pakistan for the Taleemabad pilot project, which will be implemented in six primary schools and dubbed Taleemabad Model Virtual Schools.
The MoU was signed by Mohyudd in Ahmed Wani, Additional Secretary of the Ministry, and Kamal Ahmed, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer of Telenor Pakistan.
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This project, led by Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood, is in keeping with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s goal of a digital Pakistan. The ministry hopes to use it to provide impoverished children and schools with high-quality, uniform digital education.
Taleemabad is the first award-winning EdTech platform in the country, offering digital education based on the Single National Curriculum ( SNC).
Telenor Pakistan will provide six Model Virtual Schools in the pilot stage with basic IT gear and a digital management learning system for teachers, students, and administration, as well as the tools and skills needed to cope with the new normal.
“With over 23 million out-of-school children across the country, we feel it is our obligation to innovate and create sustainable solutions that enable masses through digitization and can withstand the test of time,” Kamal Ahmed said of the initiative.
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“Through the Taleemabad app, we are delighted and pleased to have partnered with the Ministry of Education and Professional Training to bring the Single National Curriculum online and work together toward the vision of a Digital Pakistan.” Telenor Pakistan wants to bring digital learning to one million out-of-school children by 2023, as part of its commitment to eradicate inequities, he added.
Minister Mahmood, the SAPM on National Heritage and Culture, Shahzad Nawaz, the Parliamentary Secretary of Education, Wajiha Qamar, and other officials from the ministry and Telenor Pakistan were present at the signing event.