ISLAMABAD – Ministry of Federal Schooling and Skilled Coaching (MoFEPT) and Pakistan Telecommunication Firm Restricted (PTCL) signed an settlement for the availability of 04 instructional OTT channels with a purpose to ship instructional content material to college students throughout the nation, at a ceremony in Islamabad on Thursday. The channels will enhance accessibility to high quality instructional content material to foster studying and progress amongst college students of various age teams.
Minister of Federal Schooling & Skilled Coaching, Rana Tanveer Hussain was the Chief Visitor on the event. Federal Secretary-MOFEPT, Aamir Ashraf Khawaja and Federal Secretary IT, Mohsin Mushtaq additionally attended the occasion. Contract was signed by Extra Secretary (MOFEPT), Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary and Group Chief Enterprise Options Officer (PTCL & Ufone), Zarrar Hasham Khan.
Beneath the settlement, PTCL will present 04 channels to the MOFEPT on its OTT Good TV platform to ship instructional content material for reside viewing and downloading to college students all through the nation. The digital channels can be obtainable freed from price nationwide. The initiative will assist MOFEPT in taking a stride towards digitalization of the training system for higher effectivity and improved studying.
In the course of the ceremony, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Ministry of Schooling and Skilled Coaching mentioned, “The arrangement with PTCL is an important step toward the digitalization of Pakistan’s educational system based on the latest learning and tutoring techniques. We believe the time is ripe for such interventions because there is nationwide penetration of smartphones and speedy internet even across remote regions. We are glad to have found a collaborative partner in PTCL that shares our vision for such a ground-breaking initiative for the advancement of learning in society. Digitalization is the future and we will explore the opportunities for enhancing the scope and reach of this initiative for a sustainable and deeper impact”.
Talking on the event, Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary, Extra Secretary MOFEPT mentioned “The 04 OTT educational channels will be completely free of cost so that the educational material is accessible to students from all socioeconomic backgrounds without any need for a subscription. This step will play a significant role in the socioeconomic development of the country. Moreover, the initiative furthers MOFEPT’s continuous endeavor to foster social good for the people of Pakistan”.
Commenting on the settlement, Zarrar Hasham Khan, Group Chief Enterprise Options Officer, PTCL & Ufone mentioned, “PTCL is the largest ICT services provider having footprint across Pakistan and being a company playing a pivotal role in driving digital transformation revolution in the country, needs partners to boost education sector. This will create synergies to revolutionize the educational system of Pakistan and enable all geographical areas with modern learning mechanisms.”
Senior officers from MOFEPT & PTCL additionally attended the ceremony.