As per the report of 2017 of Pakistan National Human Development, Pakistan has got more young population presently than ever recorded before. The report underlined the fact that how the youth of the country could be a critical force for development, if they are properly equipped with knowledge and education.
In accordance with this, Microsoft in collaboration with the Government of Sindh, Sindh Education Foundation, Information Science & Technology Department and School Education & Literacy Department, hosted a “Microsoft Edu Day”. The event was held at the Movenpick Hotel in Karachi.
Delegates of various regions came together for attending the seminar, which showed the recent technology designed particularly for education, which encourages inclusive, immersive and 21st-century learning.
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Taimur Talpur—the Minister of Information & Technology attended the event as the chief guest. He talked about the steps being taken by the government of Sindh for speeding up the process of e-governance in Sindh. He applauded the event and acknowledged that such events could lead to extensive dividends for joint ventures on technology.
The Provincial minister IT on the occasion said that the development of digital skills from the primary school age has become a requirement, as young people try interestingly to explore the technological world. With technology in the classrooms, learners could develop digital skills in a digital way.
Besides the collaboration on technology, Microsoft also made an announcement for the E2 Educators Exchange competition for the local Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts (MIE). The competition would be providing the local education leaders a chance of attending E2 in Paris, France in 2019 and meet with the global educators for exploring industry patterns and the upcoming technologies.