A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between
Punjab government and Microsoft, on Sunday for the
promotion of information technology in the province.
Chairman TEVTA Saeed Ahmed Alvi and Country Head
of Microsoft Kamal Ahmed signed the document, says
Under the agreement IT academies will be established
in the province and Microsoft will be responsible for
their curriculum, conduct of examination as well as
teachers’ training. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz
Sharif, Chairman PITB and other officers concerned
were present on the occasion.
Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister said
of modern technology is essential for rapid development
and only those nations have progressed which have
adopted information technology. He said China, Turkey
and other countries owe their progress and prosperity
to modern technology and it can also help Pakistan
achieve the goal of progress and development. He
said Microsoft is a leading company of the world and
has proved its worth in IT sector. He said Punjab
government signed a comprehensive agreement with
Microsoft last year for the promotion of information
technology in the province. He said the new agreement
between TEVTA and Microsoft with regard to establishment
if IT academies will leave a positive impact on IT sector
in the province.
Shahbaz Sharif said thousands of students are imparted
vocational training every year in TEVTA institutions and
setting up of IT academies will be of great benefit for
education and training of the youth. He said the agreement
would help provide international standard training to the
youth, which will enable them to seek jobs anywhere
in the world for supporting their families. He said
modern training would help the students to play
their due role in national development and fulfilling
the needs of local industries.
He said this MoU would be given the shape of an
agreement by October 31st and TEVTA should spare
no effort in giving a practical form to the agreement.
Chairman TEVTA said establishment of IT academies
would enable TEVTA to provide IT services which
would completely change its culture. He said these
academies would be established by June 2011. He
said on the instructions of chief minister Punjab
TEVTA had been made an active and vibrant institution.
He said the syllabus of TEVTA institutes had also
been modernised so that the students completing
their training and education from these institutions
an active role in national development as well as
earn foreign exchange from abroad.
Report Collected by Mohsan ali Raza