HEC, Mi­crosoft en­ter into strate­gic al­liance

The Pak Banker - - National -

IS­LAM­ABAD: The Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) and Mi­crosoft en­tered into a Strate­gic Ed­u­ca­tion Al­liance in Pak­istan on Wed­nes­day to pro­vide cen­tral­ized IT ser­vices to HEC ap­proved uni­ver­si­ties across Pak­istan while main­tain­ing the high­est stan­dards in the use of In­for­ma­tion Technology within the am­bit of ed­u­ca­tion in Pak­istan.

A key ob­jec­tive of the Agree­ment is to es­tab­lish the ba­sis of a long-term, on-go­ing part­ner­ship that will al­low for reg­u­lar re­view and mea­sure­ment to en­sure that all un­der­tak­ings of Mi­crosoft within the ed­u­ca­tional pro­grammes re­main aligned to the long-term. This pub­lic/pri­vate Strate­gic Ed­u­ca­tion Al­liance pro­vides the frame­work for a com­pre­hen­sive joint im­ple­men­ta­tion plan that sup­ports Pak­istan's ob­jec­tives of achiev­ing ed­u­ca­tion ex­cel­lence.

It is aligned with the key strate­gic aims of Trans­form­ing Ed­u­ca­tion, Fos­ter­ing Lo­cal In­no­va­tion and En­abling Jobs and Op­por­tu­ni­ties, and con­tains a se­lec­tion of mu­tu­ally agreed pro­grammes and so­lu­tions that of­fer the tools and sup­port to achieve the coun­try's over­all vi­sion per­tain­ing to ed­u­ca­tion. This blends per­fectly with the HEC's stated ob­jec­tive of equip­ping uni­ver­sity stu­dents and fac­ulty with the lat­est tech­no­log­i­cal ac­cess across Pak­istan. -App

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