'Students to be provided laptops'
ISLAMABAD, April 21(Daily Times): The government will soon launch an ambitious programme to provide one
laptop to each student to prepare the youth in line with market requirements,
said State Education Minister Anisa Zeb Tahirkheli here on Thursday.
expressed these views after addressing the launching ceremony of the 'National
Information and Communication Strategy for Education', organised by the
Education Ministry in collaboration with the Education Sector Reform Assistance
The minister said the government was alive to modern
challenges in the education sector and for that reason had planned to soon
provide each student with a laptop. She said that under the education sector
reform programme, computer labs were being provided or renovated in all
educational institutes to promote computer education.
Anisa said the
establishment of the regulatory authority was a sincere effort on the
government's part to enable private educational institutes to effectively
contribute towards promoting quality education.
She said that efforts
were underway to settle contentious issues concerning the madrasa reform project
and that a board comprising representatives from the Education Ministry would
also be set up to conduct examination for these religious schools. The minister
said the issue of reviewing the decision to hold composite examinations for
classes 9 and 10 could be taken up during the upcoming inter-provincial
education ministerial meetings.
Earlier, addressing the ceremony she said
a strategy had been formed to introduce information and communication technology
at the primary and secondary levels. She said the strategy had been formulated
in collaboration with USAID, the Information Technology Ministry and
stakeholders from across the country.
Anisa also praised ESRA for its
contributions in promoting quality education in the country.
Education Advisor Dr Fayyaz Ahmed said on the occasion that the process for
developing the strategy had begun in December 2004. National Institute of
Science and Technical Education (NISTE) Deputy Director General Dr Habib Khan
highlighted the significant features of the strategy and stressed the need for
concerted efforts to make every student computer literate.
"its good step taken by govt.i appreciate it"
Name: Ehtsham irshad
City Country: rawalpindi/pakistan
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