Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today inaugurated One School for All, Teleschool Pakistan – Mobile App to provide online education to students from Grade-1 to 12.
Inaugurating the revolutionary step of materializing the vision of digital education in Islamabad this afternoon, he emphasized on promoting online education that can ensure continuity of learning in far-flung areas as well as during catastrophes and pandemics. He said we have to invest in our future generations to equip them with modern skills. He said vocational training centers should be established across Pakistan in cooperation with the provincial governments. He said private institutions can be hired in a transparent manner to impart skill education to students.
The Prime Minister also called for supporting orphan and poor students through Education Endowment Fund. He said the federal government is also planning to help Balochistan Government in establishing Danish Schools in the province to provide quality education to the children.
Highlighting the importance of quality teachers’ training, Shehbaz Sharif advised the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training to chalk out a coordinated program in consultation with provinces to equip teachers with modern education and skills. He said teachers’ attendance should be digitized.
The Prime Minister, on the occasion, also distributed chrome books among students.
Earlier, briefing the audience, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Rana Tanveer Hussain said 22.8 million children are out of school in Pakistan and this initiative will certainly help cater to the educational needs of such students. He said efforts are being made to make Islamabad a model territory in terms of the provision of education by bringing the number of out-of-school children to zero. He said we are also focusing on teacher training and girls’ education.
Secretary for Federal Education and Professional Training Waseem Ajmal said digital content of high quality comprising around 6,000 video lessons has been created to impart education to students in all subjects through six digital channels. He said chrome books are also being provided to children with the cooperation of Google for Education.
Now next step is to take action against ghost schools and teachers. We can’t fix existing systems, and keep on introducing new one where the same mistakes are repeated. How can we progress without fixing our flaws?