On Thursday, Google’s country partner, Tech Valley Pakistan joined hands with the Sindh government to digitize the schools in Karachi. Tech Valley CEO and Secretary Sindh Education and Literacy Department Ghulam Akbar Laghari signed a memorandum of understanding. Tech Valley, which is a country partner of Google for Education, will incorporate Google’s digital learning tools in the schools to make learning more fun and interactive.
Tech Valley Will Use Google’s Learning Tools to Digitize Schools
The program to digitize schools includes tools like Google Classroom, where teachers can upload class resources, update students regarding the assignments, take online quizzes and collaborate with students in real-time. Under the MoUs, Google and Tech Valley will provide computer science courses to school students in Sindh. In the first phase, 250 students and 100 teachers will be trained in five schools in the province.
Moreover, digital courses will be conducted in more schools under the Google program CS First and Be Internet Awesome first. Chief Secretary Sindh Dr. Muhammad Sohail Rajput said that with the help of technology, they will also work on rain and flood monitoring in the future. He further said that boot camps under the program to digitize schools, soft courses, skill development, and workshop on information technology will also be organized in Sindh. Rajput further said that he will work with Google and other international organizations on the skill development of the youth.
This Partnership Will Add Value to the Existing Education System of Sindh
Secretary Sindh Education and Literacy Department, Ghulam Akbar Laghari, highly encouraged the idea to digitize schools and add value to the existing education system of Sindh. “COVID-19 taught us how important it is to implement digital technology in the education system. Now is the right time to equip our local schools as well. My team and I are excited about this pilot program and hope to expand it further,” he added.