MOFEPT signs a deal to air K-12 content on television and digital channels

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The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training signed three contracts with Knowledge Platform (leading a consortium of four other education technology vendors — Orenda , SABAQ , Learning Pitch, and NearPeer) to make K-12 content available across the country through both television and digital channels.

The initiative builds on the success of Tele School during the coronavirus pandemic, during which educational content (provided by Education technology vendors on a Pakistan Television Channel sponsored by MoFEPT) was viewed by over 7 million students.

The companies will license their content for ECD through K12 to the government, and it will be disseminated via Tele School and digital channels to facilitate learning for over 50,000,000 students across the country. In addition, the consortia will conduct community engagement pilots and research to improve learning outcomes and establish scalable use cases. An accelerated learning program will also be made available for out-of-school children who have dropped out after completion of their primary education.

Shahrukh Swati, Co-founder Nearpeer stated: “With 45% of the population below the age of 22, Pakistan, as a nation, has huge potential. We can harvest this potential by using the right policies, government interventions, and technology.

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