Tag: ICT

Successful completion of university roadshow in Huawei ICT competition 2017

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Huawei ICT skills competition, launched in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Pakistan, which aims to cultivate talents, build ICT talent ecological system in Pakistan. The applicants are more than 7000 university students from all provinces in Pakistan, workshops were successfully held at more than 20 universities all over the country. The visited higher education institutions include […]…Read More

2017 Pakistan Huawei ICT skills competition- Successful completion of university roadshows

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PR:  Huawei ICT skills competition, launched in collaboration with Higher Education Commission Pakistan, which aims to cultivate talents, build ICT talent ecological system in Pakistan. The applicants are more than 7000 university students from all provinces in Pakistan, workshops were successfully held at more than 20 universities all over the country. The visited higher education institutions include […]…Read More

The second Pakistan HUAWEI ICT skills-review of first road show week

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PR: Pakistan HUAWEI ICT skills competition workshops were successfully held at the FAST National University Islamabad, Lahore College for Women University, FAST National University Lahore in the first week, more than 300 students enrolled. The roadshow invited the HUAWEI ICT Academy Pakistan representative offices, Universities’ teachers and students attended the competition roadshows. Pakistan HUAWEI ICT skills competition is […]…Read More

Role of ICT in achieving SDGs

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article image IN FEBRUARY 2016, Pakistan’s parliament did what it had never done before. It became one of the world’s first parliaments to formally adopt United Nation’s (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the nation’s development agenda. Seventeen SDGs had recently been formulated by the UN, to be achieved within one generation (till 2030). Similar goals were agreed to by all the UN member states in 2000 too. They were then called Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). But our…Read More

ICT indicators key enablers to achieve multiple SDGs

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article image ISLAMABAD-Minister of State for Information Technology and Telecommunications Anusha Rehman Khan said that ICT indicators can help monitor achievements in other areas included in the SDGs, such as poverty reduction, education and economic growth. She expressed these views while addressing Pakistan ICT Indicators Symposium’ under the theme of "Multi-stakeholder Engagement to Highlight the need of ICT Data Reporting" here on Monday. The minister said it is imperative to mention…Read More

PITB discusses different issues for the Punjab ICT Policy

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article image LAHORE: TechHub Connect, a project by the Entrepreneurial Wing of the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB), has jointly held a focus group discussion with collaboration of the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to discuss the challenges faced by incubators and accelerators in Pakistan. TechHub Connect has been entrusted to draft the ICT policy for Punjab. The discussion was on the topic of "Incubation and Accelerator Programs in Pakistan: Challenges and Policy Preferences."…Read More

Integration of ICT in teaching, learning reviewed

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Minister of State for Education Muhammad Baligh ur Rehman has chaired the advisory committee meeting here to review the process of integration of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in teaching and learning processes in schools, reviving Education Management Information System for a proactive role in policy, research, planning and management and outline of sustainable development goals plan. The meeting discussed in detail the issues including preparing…Read More

National ICT R&D Fund decides to cut scholarships

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund has decided to slash the number of scholarships to 165 from 500 under the Prime Minister’s National ICT RandD scholarship programme (PMNICTSP), it is learnt.The official documents show that Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has discussed the programme at length and recommend the award of 150 fully funded 4-year scholarships in ICT disciplines as HRD solicited project to the board. National ICT RandD Fund can offer limited number of…Read More

Low ICT imports reflect slow growth of knowledge economy

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan’s information and communication technology (ICT) imports share in the country’s total merchandise trade has been an average less than six percent for 10 years, indicating that the transfer of technology needed for knowledge-based economy is moving at a snail’s pace. A latest statistics report issued on Friday by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) showed that Pakistan’s ICT goods imports accounted for a minuscule 4.59…Read More

Pak-Korea ICT Centre handed over to Pakistan

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: The project for the Pak-Korea Information and Communication Technology Center has been handed over to the government of Pakistan. The government of Korea had extended a grant of $5million for this project, which will be the centre of all trainings for the promotion of IT in Pakistan. The handing over ceremony was held at the Construction Technology Training Institute (CTTI), Islamabad, with the presence of IT Minister Anusha Rahman, Korean Ambassador Dr. Song Jong Hwan,…Read More