KARACHI - Microsoft Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan organised an Academic Day to reinforce an ongoing education alliance agreement to offer Microsoft software, technical skills, certified training and infrastructure development to institutions of higher learning. More than 156 universities in Pakistan will benefit from the programme which will help students and educators in Pakistan realise their full potential.  The contract between the two organisations initially targeted 73 public sector universities, but soon after realising the potential of the country, Microsoft and HEC decided to expand this programme, taking it up to the private sector universities.

Amir Rao, Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan opined, “We want to deliver solutions that help transform education holistically, and create truly connected, immersive experience. The objective of this initiative is to promote education and encourage universities in the public and private sectors to develop their technical skills.”

Anwar Amjad, Director General (IT) of the HEC said, “Providing enabling environment to the academic and research community of the country has been at the forefront of HEC’s vision since inception. HEC aims to provide conducive environment for quality education and productive research contributing towards the socio-economic development of the country.