Online education programme launched in collaboration with Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation (ESEF), DFID, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF) and Tele-education Organization in 14 districts of the province including Peshawar, Charsadda, Swabi, Nowshera, Mardan, Mansehra, Abbottabad, Swat, Dir, Chitral, Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan and Lakki Marwat.
The initiative of the tele-education is that the students of grades 4 and 5 would be taught English, mathematics and science subjects online. For the purpose, 150 schools have been selected where 16,000 students would be imparted education.
Zulfiqar Ahmad, managing director of the Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation (ESEF) said that “Sixty percent of the students taking benefit of the programme are girls.”
He further added, teachers sitting in Islamabad would deliver online lectures at the schools. Monthly monitoring of the programme is done and the students have shown enough improvement in the subjects they are taught online.
The computer labs would be established in the schools where the online classes would be arranged. Within a short span of time the interest of the students had increased, added ESEF spokesman.
In some schools of Chitral and Dir Lower, the project has already been completed and due to the successful results, it has been extended for another two years. The project sustained for nine months in different schools in Chitral.