STAFF REPORT KHI: TeleTaleem (Pvt.) Limited has secured a technical assistance grant of $1.1 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to help boost access to quality education and vocational training in Pakistan using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Leveraging Pakistans fast growing ICT sector, TeleTaleem will provide ICT-assisted advanced learning environment to service basic education and technical education and vocational training (TEVT) segments. The company plans to set up 500 learning centres/points-of-access over the next five years, reaching out to 100,000 students and 10,000 teachers across the country.

“Pakistan has made impressive gains over the last decade with spectacular ICT growth through the use of mobile phones, Internet and personal computers in the urban, semi-urban and the rural areas. TeleTaleem will be using this widespread ICT footprint to deliver exciting and engaging teaching-learning practices and content to students and teachers, with the objective of enhancing student achievement and teacher competency,” said Asad Karim, chief executive officer of the TeleTaleem.

“This project will open new vistas of online learning opportunities for students and teachers, currently without access to quality educational and training resources,” said Philip Erquiaga, Director General of the ADB Private Sector Operations Department.

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