HEC, Microsoft enter into strategic alliance
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