Punjab Government has started the initial phase of E-Learn program by distributing tablets to public school teachers.
This step of the Punjab Govt. is a way forward to ensure the establishment of multi-media classrooms.
Dr. Umer Saif the Chairman of Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) and Vice Chancellor of Information Technology University (ITU) told that in the first phase, the government would distribute 200 tablets to the teachers of eight schools in Punjab. The tablets also have PITB’s developed software. The initial phase was basically a pilot project and after the success of it, further advancements would be made towards it.
The Eight schools selected for distribution of tablets include the Government Girls High School Gulshan e Ravi Lahore (which has received the 20 tablets so far), Government Model High School Khanewal, Government Boys Central Model School, Lahore, Government Sadiq High School, Bahawalpur, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, No.1, Attock, Government Girls High School No. 2 Gujranwala, Government High School Joharabad and Daanish School for Boys Rajanpur.
Dr. Umer Saif, further told that purpose of E-Learn program was to replace the blackboards with LED screens so that teachers are able to teach according to the latest knowledge and in a more enhanced way.
About E-Learn Punjab Program
The purpose of E-Learn Punjab is to digitize the learning procedures to ensure an educational environment compliant with technology. As part of the program, the Punjab government has taken many initiatives such as the provision of syllabus books in E-format and made it available online. Apart from the syllabus books, the program also aims at providing additional resources and tools to enhance the learning facilities for students.
Providing Tablets to public school teachers is just a part of the program and aims at introducing the learning format powered by the multimedia technology so that quick access to the latest knowledge is available to students within classrooms.