Education ministry signs MoU with ‘Knowledge Platform’ for implementation of FDE projects

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Zubair Qureshi

Pakistan’s leading education technology company, ‘Knowledge Platform’ has won the Federal Government’s first public sector blended learning project for middle schools after a competitive bidding process.

Under the exciting project, a pilot of 80 blended learning classrooms will be implemented in the federal government schools in Islamabad.

Federal Minister for Education & Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood attended the signing ceremony.

Recently, the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training & the FDE launched a pilot blended learning projects in primary (1-5), middle (6-8), and secondary (9-10) grades.

Talhah Munir Khan, the CEO of Knowledge Platform noted: “We are honored and delighted to be part of this excellent initiative taken by the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.

As part of this project, Knowledge Platform will over a three-year provide 80 classrooms with the required blended learning infrastructure, an offline Learning Management System that works without the Internet in the classroom, and an Artificial Intelligence enabled cloud-based Learning Management System synchronized with the offline platform.

It will also provide digital content for grades 6-8 Mathematics, Science and English comprising of animated videos, games, activities and digital assessments, and provide teacher training for teachers in the selected schools and in-school support and in-depth analytics and reports for school heads, teachers and teachers, he further said.

In October 2020, the Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) evaluated the programme and received feedback from 51 principals, 143 teachers, and 533 students. 95% of the surveyed school head principals, teachers and students found that the programme helped in improving student learning outcomes, improving quality of teaching, and transforming school culture using blended learning.