Rs 39.458 million IT Services Academy in Lahore approved -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Rs 39.458 million IT Services Academy in Lahore approved

ISLAMABAD, April 24,2005: The Ministry of Information Technology has approved a project worth Rs 39.458 million for the IT Services Academy in Lahore.

This two-year project has been prepared by the Electronic Government Department (EGD) of the Ministry, as part of the ongoing e-governance programme. “We are working aggressively to execute the e-governance and this project would significantly improve functions of the government’s departments, said Minister for Information Technology Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari.

Giving details, he said 11 civil service academies had been provided by the ministry necessary infrastructure to impart IT training to the government officers of grade 15 and above.”IT training of government officers of grade 20 and above is being carried out at the Pakistan Administrative Staff College as well,” the minister said.

Awais Leghari also stated that the IT training to officers will be a key milestone in achieving the e-governance goals and assist the government to move to the next level which is the application of IT in the core functions of the government.

The Civil Services Academy is planning to improve the existing course outline, contents & methodology of the course: “Computing skills and IT Management”, according to the latest development in the field of I.T. The plan is to engage an IT consultant from a reputable institution to design course outline and suggest teaching methodology.

This course will help the probationary officers in carrying out research especially for their syndicate work, preparing presentations throughout the programme, preparation of classroom assignments on different subjects and most importantly increasing their computing skills.
Source: Business Recorder
Date:4/24/2005