TeleTaleem Project to be Supported by Asian Development Bank

Posted on Nov 30 2012 - 9:35pm by Sidrah Zaheer

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide monetary support of $1.1 million to Pakistan’s TeleTaleem (Pvt.) Limited project. The project is for enhancing quality education and vocational training in Pakistan through Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Through this project, at least 500 learning centres will be established around the country over the course of the coming five years. it will cover 100,000 students and 10,000 teachers. This is also ADB’s first ever private-sector lead investment in an educational project.

Telecom sector in Pakistan already has a lot of potential of growth and production. Therefore, it requires similar level of human resource to support its progress. This TeleTaleem project will give it just this support. Under this technical assistance from ADB, the grant will be used to study gaps, issues and opportunities that Pakistan’s ICT has to offer. The project will also undertake defining better strategies, frameworks and marketing plans.

Telecommunication and internet technology has grown within the last decade very rapidly especially in countries like Pakistan it has come a long way. There is a chance of developing better infrastructures for mobile sector and internet accessibility.

Gadget sales have also increased than before and even rural areas can access internet through mobile devices and services provided by telecom companies, despite the fact that some areas even lack electricity supply. Since the government needs support of such projects as this granted by ADB, it is important that people take interest in these, especially the youth should try to enter these fields.

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