Microsoft Pakistan and HEC to impart technical knowledge to 156 universities


Microsoft Pakistan and the Higher Education Commission (HEC) inked agreement to offer Microsoft software certified training, impart technical skills and infrastructure development to over 156 universities in Pakistan. The program will benefit students and educators in Pakistan and help them to polish their skills.


The agreement between Microsoft and HEC Pakistan initially targeted some 73 public sector universities, but owing to the potential of the country, both decided to expand this program further by including private sector universities. Under the Microsoft and HEC partnership now 156 public and private universities in Pakistan will benefit from the program.


Both Microsoft and the HEC are full aware that collaborative participants is very essential for  advancing education. Over 50 percent of today’s jobs require skills in technology, and as per IDC this percentage will touch 77% in the next decade. Therefore, Pakistani students needs to be educated about technology advancements.


Amir Rao, Microsoft Pakistan Country Manager on the occasion said that Microsoft aims to deliver quality solutions to bring reforms to educationand create truly connected, immersive experience.


Microsoft programs are helping both educators and students to learn technology to enhance their skills.


Anwar Amjad, Director General IT of HEC said that HEC aims to provide good environment for productive research and quality education to help the country in development. Microsoft and HEC partnership will empower young people to access technology and to develop their skills through training.