Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said one lakh laptops will be distributed among the high achievers and in the IT labs.
“Not only the best companies have been selected for supply of laptops but these companies will also be responsible for their maintenance and after-sale service. This programme will leave a far-reaching impact on education sector and provide an opportunity to the students to benefit from the latest technology in their academic pursuits and research,” he said while issuing instructions for setting up a committee to be headed by Chairman Planning & Development Board to evolve a strategy in this regard.
He was presiding over a meeting regarding distribution of one lakh computers among talented students here on Thursday. The meeting reviewed in detail various matters including procedure for distribution of computers, selection of students and purchase of laptops. Chairman Information Technology Board Dr Javed Abdul Ghani gave a detailed briefing regarding various aspects of the project.
He added that revolutionary measures had been taken for promotion of quality education as well as information technology in the province, and the project of setting up IT labs in more than 4000 schools of the province had been completed transparently in a record period of time and now lakhs of boy and girl students from Attock to Rahim Yar Khan were benefiting from modern technology and gaining latest information.