Sindh govt with Microsoft launches Educational app for Primary Students

Sindh govt with Microsoft launches Educational app for Primary Students

In collaboration with UNICEF and Microsoft, School Education and Literacy Department, Sindh (SELD) has prepared the online learning programme for the students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The online education project will teach the subjects of Mathematics, General Science, English and Urdu and the courses will be available in English, Urdu and Sindhi languages, education department officials said.

“The work on the online education application for class six to 12 has been in progress,” the education department sources said. “Through this app, students can study in English, Urdu and Sindhi,” said the minister.

He added that provincial govt was not in a position to reopen schools. “We are not in a position to reopen schools, even if schools were reopened, many parents would not send their children”.

Sindh Education Minister Saeed Ghani earlier said that the mobile app was launched to mitigate the loss faced by the students due to the closure of educational institutions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.

Private school owners and religious clerics announce to reopen madrassas regardless of what the government proposes to follow as the heads of the Private Schools Action Committee (PSAC) said that education was not among the priorities of the government, adding that the school owners have decided to challenge the coronavirus ordinance and have already prepared school SOPs meaning they are going to reopen schools in Karachi from June 15.

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There have a lot of ideas proposed to help students during this lockdown. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto also shared a video on Twitter of the application designed by the provincial government for the students.

Earlier, Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood while speaking on the floor of the National Assembly announced to open Radio School for students. Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the Teleschool, an educational television channel, to broadcast academic content for students are missing out on due to the coronavirus pandemic in April.