Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Intel Pakistan held the Intel education awards ceremony

Pin It (December 16 2009): Intel Pakistan held the Intel education awards ceremony in recognition of schools and teachers using technology to enhance learning skills here on Tuesday.

The award ceremony was organised by the Intel Education Initiative in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education, which was attended by Muhammad Juman J Jamro, Additional Secretary Education.

Addressing on the occasion Muhammad Juman said that student's success depends on access to technology to meet the requirements of modern world. Integration of technology into education will enhance the teaching and learning skills, he added. Juman said that Intel Education has provided opportunities to the poor students to reach the level of learning, which the nation needed but they could not afford.

"Teachers play a significant role in our society and the Intel Education awards are held with this in mind," said Ashar H Zaidi, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan. "The program inspires teachers to revisit their views on how ICT can be used in education, and encourages them to use technology to enhance the learning skills of their students.

He further said that the Intel Education awards are held annually in Pakistan in conjunction with the implementation of the Intel Teach programme, which provides professional development and guidance to teachers on how to use technology to enhance student learning in the digital world. To date, the programme has trained 220,000 teachers in Pakistan, reaching out to over 60 cities and districts.

In addition to the teacher training, the Intel Teach Programme also hosts forums and workshops to enhance the use of ICT in learning environment, and so far has reached more than 28,000 teachers and principals, he added. On this occasion Rehana Shabir Principal F G College for Women, G-10/4 was awarded with the Principal of the year the award. Nardis Gul Yousafzai of F G Margalla College for Women, F-7/4 was awarded with the Teacher of the year award

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