The ongoing pandemic has forced everyone to opt technology to ensure that during social distancing, some form of communication and work continues. This stands true for our education system as well.
Unfortunately, our education system has been divided for a very long time and the public school system is not known for its innovative technology based solutions. However, with the ongoing lockdown and the uncertainty around its timeline, they too have been developing tech based alternatives on speed dial mode to ensure that students can continue their education at home.
In one such effort the Punjab government has launched the Taleem Ghar app to provide localize and engaging multimedia lessons for public school students from grade one to eight. The matric and intermediate lectures will be available soon. This was informed in a meeting chaired by Chairman Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) Azfar Manzoor. Director General Waqar Qureshi, Director Kashif Farooq and others were also part of the meeting.
PITB Chairman, Azfar Manzoor said that Taleem Ghar initiative aims to encourage remote learning among students as it is also available on local cable TV and its website. Taleem Ghar project will be much beneficial for the students in the prevailing situation of coronavirus pandemic, he added. The Taleem Ghar project is collaboration between School Education Department, Government of the Punjab, its Program Monitoring and Implementation Unit (PMIU), and the Punjab IT Board (PITB). The Science and Mathematics lectures are conducted through eight animated teachers from Monday to Thursday on local cable TV while these are now accessible 24/7 online via android app and the project’s website.
Download Android App: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.TaleemGhar