Punjab govt signs MoU with British Council to support school sector reforms


LAHORE: Minister for School Education Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan on Friday signed two important Memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the British Council in London which will support school sector reforms in the areas of physical education and skills development.

The purpose of these MoU is to stimulate activities through networking of institutions, information and knowledge sharing between Punjab’s Schools Education Department and UK’s institutions, sharing best practices between UK and Punjab through exchange of relevant expertise and striving for continuous improvements in skilled education to attain higher quality and relevance to local and international markets.

The MoU signing ceremony was held in UK where Rana Mashhood also attended the British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT). The show was held to showcase the latest advancements and breakthroughs in educational technology from across the world. The minister along with his team was introduced to innovative technology led classroom practices enabling the students to develop not only 21st-century skills, but also to find solutions to global challenges.

During his visit, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan had in-depth discussions regarding the steps taken by the government of Punjab under Punjab Chief Minister’s Education Reforms Roadmap with Microsoft’s Beth Watson (WW Director Education Partner Marketing), Larry Nelson (WW M.D. Education Partners), Ian Curtis head of Europe, Africa and Australasia for Promethean, Noel Trainer CEO Knotion and John M. Vamvakidis Director International Google Education and the representatives of CNN and BBC.

They were highly impressed by the initiatives taken by the government of Punjab to promote education in general and to introduce technology in education in particular in the schools of the province. They showed great interest in joining hands to provide educational technology to the school education department and also to participate in the International Educational Conference being held on the 9th and 10th of April in Lahore.