Islamabad - The government is all set to provide international standard IT education in the public schools of the federal capital.

In this regard CISCO has agreed to train teachers, who will impart training to grade six and above students, while Microsoft will provide assistance to the junior level schools from class one to five and will also provide downloadable content related to ICT free of cost, the ministry of IT announced on Tuesday.

According to officials, NITB has been assigned to coordinate with NTC to acquire data hosting facility for this pilot project. State Minister for Capital Administration and Development Division, Dr Tariq Fazal Chaudhry told the meeting that CADD is going to upgrade schools in the federal capital by next year and ICT infrastructure and connectivity will also be provided to these schools.

During the meeting it was decided that a joint working group will be constituted immediately.

This working group will comprise JS (Education) CADD, a senior member from ministry of IT and one representative each from Microsoft and Cisco will. The CADD will formally issue its notification.

Minister of State for IT & Telecom, Anusha Rehman said for true materialisation of our vision of accelerated digitization, it becomes imperative that all those ICT opportunities which are available to the private schools’ students should also be made available to the children of public schools.