Intel and Roots School System Collaborate to Develop ICT Curriculum

Intel Pakistan and Roots School System (RSS) have announced the successful completion of the Intel and RSS Joint ICT Curriculum where appreciation certificates and mementos were awarded to the project development team.

Chaudhry Qamar Zaman, federal secretary of the Ministry of Professional & Technical Training, kindly consented to be the chief guest on the occasion. Naveed Siraj, country manager, Intel Pakistan; and Faisal Mushtaq, executive director of RSS; and Riffat Mushtaq founder director of RSS, among others, also graced the ceremony.

Keeping in mind the changing paradigm of education today, RSS has co-authored a unique ICT curriculum in collaboration with Intel® Education Initiative under an MOU signed with Intel Pakistan in March 2009. The introduction of this curriculum represents a significant step towards helping schools; teachers and students achieve optimum technology literacy, thus converting them into digital citizens and active learners.

Speaking at the occasion, Intel Pakistan’s Siraj said, “ICT in education promotes the acquisition of the knowledge and skills that empower students for lifelong learning. ICT-supported learning encourages interaction and cooperation among students and teachers as it greatly facilitates the absorption of knowledge. We are thankful to RSS in supporting this cause as it serves our mission to open doors to unlimited opportunities and empowerment to students of Pakistan.”

The RSS Project Team congratulated and thanked the Intel Education team for inspiring and leading the development of 21st century skills based curriculum. The initiative taken by Roots School System in collaboration with Intel Pakistan has now successfully culminated after 2 years of work.

RSS is moving beyond education and schooling; it aims to change the national education landscape and paradigm through its award winning curriculum, beyond the classroom teaching and learning initiatives, teacher training programmes, qualifications, results, achievements, thus promoting ‘social change’ and ‘community re-engineering’.

RSS Department of Information Communication Technology is committed to ensure that the students and teachers are provided with excellent education that encourages integrated virtual teaching and learning, thus promoting ICT as a common denominator to bridge the digital divide for the 21st century learner.

“We lay tremendous emphasis on developing global community and work-based technological awareness through Curriculum. Building of lifelong skills is a part of the RSS Academic experience and philosophy. RSS remains constantly and inquisitively aware of its responsibility to prepare its students to become digital citizens and future technology leaders.” said Mr. Chaudhary Faisal Mushtaq, executive director and project director, ICT, at RSS.