Microsoft and Sindh’s School Education and Literacy Department (SELD) and Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) have signed an Educational Transformation Agreement (ETA) (SEF). Under Microsoft’s ETF, the company is committed to helping the educational sector’s digital transition more successful and organised. This agreement is based on the ETF The goal of this collaboration is to improve Sindh’s education sector by utilising the full potential of ICT at every level. According to this agreement, Microsoft will host a series of events in Sindh for key stakeholders, including seminars, training sessions, webinars, and other types of cooperative activities with them.
Collaboration begins with a discussion and development of customised digital transformation initiatives with the leadership of Sindh’s educational system. Workshops with Sindh education sector leaders will be held in this context to help smooth out the digitalization process in Sindh. Microsoft’s cloud certification programmes and the development of MIE Master trainers, who will teach technical skills on behalf of Microsoft, are both part of the company’s commitment to educating the Sindh Government in cloud solution design, planning, and implementation.
During the signing ceremony, Microsoft’s Country Education Lead, Mr. Jibran Jamshad, stated that he was pleased with the arrangement.
We believe that the agreement provides both sides a roadmap for bridging the gap between education and employment using ICT.” As a result of realising the need for significant digitalization in Pakistan’s education sector, he went on to say that his company has already established relationships with numerous educational institutions. For example, we are working closely with a number of private and public sector institutions to create personalised educational products and services. With this relationship, we are taking another step toward our goal of transforming the educational system in Sindh.”
Mr. Ghulam Akbar Laghari, Secretary of the Sindh Department of School Education and Literacy, offers his thoughts on the matter.
“We are delighted to be working with Microsoft to modernise Sindh’s educational system. To meet the educational needs of pupils in contemporary emergency situations, we have developed the SELD learning hub App and digital classrooms. These digital learning platforms are being legally organised to ensure that there is no more gap in children’s education across the province. This cooperation also has a long way to go in assuring the rapid pace of innovation in the classroom and inspiring students for tremendous achievements,” we believe.
Microsoft’s latest technologies, such as Office 365, Azure, and Teams, will also be made available to Sindh’s education system under this agreement. Students, professors, and educators who master these abilities will be better equipped to take advantage of Microsoft’s wide range of learning, collaboration, content creation, and resource sharing applications. This will allow the education sector to continue operating even in the event of a global pandemic or other calamity.
An job-focused skill development programme is one strategy to close the gap between education and work. Special programmes for people with vision and communication difficulties are also included in the curriculum. Microsoft and the Sindh Government will work together to create a viable and resilient digitalization environment in Sindh. We can do this, for example, by offering low-cost and secure devices, free educational resources, professional development opportunities, and assuring internet connectivity in areas of Sindh that do not currently have it.