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Teachers honoured at Microsoft IT Academy

KARACHI: The certificate distribution ceremony for the first batch of Government School teachers who successfully completed training at the’ Microsoft IT Academy’ was held at SMB Fatima Jonah School, Karachi.

The ‘Microsoft IT Academy’ was established by Microsoft and Zindagi Trust at SMB Fatima Jnnah School in March 2008. The eventwas attendedby Mr. Rizwan Mammon, Secretary Education Sindh, who supports the vision of Microsoft and Zindagi Trust for IT Education Development in Pakistan.

“Microsoft is committed to helping Pakistan realize its potential by working with the Education department of the federal and provincial governments. It aims to collaborate with local organizations like Zindagi Trust to develop, improve, and enhance the standard of IT education in the country.

It is our great pleasure that the first batch of teachers has successfully completed its training on the latest Microsoft technologies and is being awarded Microsoft training certificates”, said Mr Kamal Ahmed, Country Manager, Microsoft Pakistan.
Microsoft will continue to support Zindagi Trust to introduce Microsoft Digital Literacy Curriculum to government schools and colleges in order to build IT competence in the students and to help them build a knowledge economy in Pakistan.

Secretary Education Sindh, Mr Rizwan Mammon said, “It is indeed heartening to see that’ Microsoft has done a great job to develop our national potential and hope that this will continue join-hands for the promotion of IT lucation in Pakistan. Well trained Government School teachers ensure the proficiency their students and we are glad that Microsoft is helping teachers and students reach their potential.

As a global leader in information technology, Microsoft sees ,huge growth potential in Pakistan where it can contribute significantly especially in building the local software economy and playing the role of a catalyst in the academia.
Source: The Nation