Peshawar: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Mohammad Atif Khan has said that the PTI led provincial government was actively working on introduction of Digital Literacy and Digital Curriculum in the government schools in collaboration of standard IT companies and for this purpose work on recruitment of IT teachers was underway on war footing basis . He hoped that this phase would be completed by February 15, 2016.
This, he, stated while chairing a meeting regarding establishment of IT Academy in collaboration of Microsoft Company in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, at Peshawar, on Wednesday.
The meeting besides other was attended by Additional Secretary Education Qaisar Alam, authorities concerned of Microsoft Company and IT experts.
Appreciating the efforts of PTI government for education initiative, the Microsoft Company offered free Microsoft Certification to 15,000 IT teachers of government schools.
It may be mentioned here that expenses on Microsoft Certification is Rs.30 thousand per person. The company informed the meeting that it would complete the training of IT teachers and Admin Staff in the summer vacation while in the second phase students would be given training in IT.
The education Minster said that Digital Literacy was need of the hour to compete the developed countries of the world we have to focus on IT education. He said the PTI government wanted such education system in the province that could enhance the creative capabilities of the children and the students have to face no hindrance.
He said, the government wanted to facilitate the community and youth also side by side the students with IT literacy and for the purpose evening shifts would be run in IT Lab. He hoped that the proposed IT Academy would prove to be a milestone in promotion of IT education.
Mohammad Atif Khan disclosed that youth being a great asset of PTI, therefore the provincial government was going to bring special package worth billions of rupees for youth in the next budget through which youth would be provided interest free loans and other incentives so that they could play their active role in the development of the country.