A girl, Mahgul, sits in an overcrowded classroom and watches her teacher write on a chalkboard. She is asked a question and answers correctly but yearns to learn beyond the conventional methods of teaching. She is glad that she came early today. Being late usually means getting to sit in the back of the class, giving her a mere chance of participating. Mahgul sees the daily struggle that her teacher goes through, and is distressed by the lack of knowledge gained by students during the limited school hours. She begins to think to herself “There must be a better way.”
The unrest within KPK had a tremendous effect on the education system, where the classrooms were not adequately equipped, nor were the teachers provided with basic facilities. However, in recent years Muhammad Atif, an emerging PTI leader from Mardan and the Education Minister of KPK, is taking bold measures to implement PTI’s manifesto. He has empowered the KPK E&SE department to choose the best technologies and teachers to enhance traditional and blended learning in classrooms. Under the supervision of the KPK Chief Minister, Atif has successfully initiated the first step of liberating the young community of KPK and delivering an opportunity for them to excel in all fields of life. Imran Khan’s dream for Pakistan is to promote the significance of education and witness a Pakistan where the youth is skilled, well-educated, and enlightened, and Atif has proven to be an excellent choice to deliver on this dream.
One of PTI’s major achievements in KPK is a project that plays a vital role in establishing a strong technology base for elementary and secondary education. KPK E&SE department together with the KPK IT planning department have worked relentlessly to become the pioneers of introducing quality teaching methodologies, like OneScreen multi-touch screens with annotation & swap learning software, for teachers to facilitate learning in a more collaborative environment. Five hundred schools are now benefiting every day from the OneScreen enabled IT labs all over KPK, and the departments are looking forward to expanding this initiative to over two thousand schools during the current tenure of the PTI government.