Nation’s First Digital School, Federal Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunication, Syed Amin ul Haque. On Thursday inaugurated the first digital school in the country in the Orangi Town area of Karachi.
In order to improve communities, Telecom Foundation Education System adopted and renovated the Government Girls’ Secondary School Raees Amrohi to become the first digital school in the nation.
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- 1 During the event, the Federal Minister of IT spoke.
During the event, the Federal Minister of IT spoke.
Nation’s First Digital School, The Federal IT Minister said during his speech at the event that the government was working toward a futuristic vision of Pakistan’s progress and prosperity and that significant measures were being taken in this regard, particularly in the information technology and telecommunications industries.
He claimed that the first-ever digital school in the nation had just opened in Orangi Town, a sparsely populated area of Karachi, where students would receive formal education as well as training in market-relevant computer and coding skills that would allow them to enter the digital economy and begin making money before finishing their secondary-level education.
The minister while reiterating his commitment with development of Orangi Town and welfare of the area residents, said that the digital school would prove another significant career building opportunity for girl students of Orangi Town.
Nation’s First Digital School, Development of Orangi Town.
He announced that a Virtual University campus was already operational in the region. That Moulvi Abdul Haq School had developed a cutting-edge IT lab. Also that CSS coaching classes would start in the upcoming month.
The minister said, the federal government has sanctioned Rs.500 million for development of Orangi town and several schemes would start to develop the area, he said and added that he has taken the matter of extension of BRT Orange Line up to Raees Amrohi colony with CM Sindh who consented to the proposal.
Nation’s First Digital School, The Centre of Excellence in Karachi University.
The Centre of Excellence in Karachi University, IT Incubation Centre, steps for promotion of gaming and animation. And other considerate measures would further strengthen the IT infrastructure and human resource in the country.
Highlighting the major achievements of IT Ministry, he informed that 70 new project of internet connectivity worth Rs.65 billion had stated in far flanged and under-served areas across Pakistan.
According to him, tele density has increased to over 90%. There are 197 million mobile phone subscribers, and 124 million more people have access to broadband.
We are aiming to make smart phones available at an affordable price. He said this so that every person could easily buy a 4-G smart phone and start an internet business. As a result, 29 companies, including well-known international brands, have started production in Pakistan.
President and CEO Telecom Foundation Zomma Mohiuddin.
Nation’s First Digital School, Speaking at the event, President and CEO of Telecom Foundation Zomma Mohiuddin pledged to transform communities into digitally enabled communities and mentioned that kids at the digital school will receive instruction in digital subjects and coding under the Google CS first program.
He claimed that the initiative, which was chosen for Orangi Town. Due to its high literacy rate and ranking in the Human Development Index. Will assist a substantial number of families in underprivileged areas.
Students will receive training in addition to formal education and skill development. So they can serve as change agents in their communities.
Amin ul Haque, a federal minister, opened the digital school.
Nation’s First Digital School, Member Sindh Assembly Sadaqat Hussain, Regional director Telecom Foundation Azam Khan, Director Sindh Education Foundation Ashfaq Hussain Mirani, Director General MoIT and T Aftab Rasheed also spoke at the occasion.
Earlier, Federal Minister Amin ul Haque inaugurated the digital school by cutting the ribbon. Also visited IT lab and other sections of the School. The School students also presented tableau on national songs in the ceremony.
In addition to awarding computers, the minister also gave shields. And appreciation certificates to students who scored highly in board exams.