ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday stressed that all resources and efforts should be utilized to introduce the modern modes of education including the digitization initiatives, besides imparting of the latest training to teachers.
He was addressing a launching ceremony of ‘Teleschool Pakistan App, Google for Education and Digital Continuous Professional Development’ initiative to further revolutionize the formal education medium in Pakistan.
The prime minister observed that teachers’ training in the country was not up to the mark which was unfortunate and cited his experience in Punjab province.
He said that he had directed for steps to improve the quality of about 40 training centers in the province during his tenure as the chief minister.
The prime minister urged the Minister for Federal Education to chalk out a mechanism in consultations with the provincial governments to improve the quality of teachers’ training.
Referring to the significance of the latest technology in modern education, he underlined that if they wanted to equip the young generations with the latest education, they would have to give them laptops and other related gadgets, so that the future builders of the nation could get themselves acquainted with the new modes of education.
He said that about 100,000 laptops would be distributed among the high achievers across the country hinting that suck-like initiatives would be realized.
The prime minister opined that the vocational training programme should be taken forward in collaboration with the provincial governments and the private sector.
Instead of making investments on the brick and mortar, they should invest over the young students by imparting them technical and skill training, he added.