Smart Schools Project in process of approval

Capital Administration and Development Division (CA&DD) has submitted a modified PC-I for implementation of Smart Schools Project to the Planning Division for seeking approval which is in process.
According to the official source, the idea of transforming 34 public educational institutions across the country into smart schools was conceived and launched by Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms last year which was delayed due to administrative changes in the relevant ministry.
Now the PC-I of the project after some modifications has been submitted to the ministry so that implementation work can be started on this novel idea.
The project, as a part of Prime Minister Education Reforms Programme, was one of the major step towards first goal of vision 2025, such as human and social capital.
The project is supposed to transform 34 schools, 24 from Islamabad Capital Territory, two each from all four provinces and one each from Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir, into smart schools by introducing blended learning approach through the use of modern technology.
The project is all about employing technology to improve learning outcomes of students and brighten their chances of better livelihood.
It would be a big step towards revolutionizing the education system and contributing to promote the creativity and innovation among students.
The project also included training of teachers and principals of the relevant institutions under Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) with the help of private sector regarding use of modern equipment and latest teaching methodologies.
The modern concept of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics) is in fact hallmark of the project.—APP

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