PESHAWAR: The Elementary and Secondary Education Foundation (ESEF) has launched an e-learning programme for the boys and girls enrolled in the schools established under various schemes of the foundation.

The teachers of girl community schools (GCS) and education support scheme (ESS) would be trained through e-learning management system under the programme ‘participatory online and home learning alternative’, according to a statement issued here on Wednesday.

“Services of volunteers would be hired in the areas where GCS and ESS are not available, who will be provided learning materials for teaching students through distance learning. ‘Education studios’ will also be established in those areas,” the statement quoted Zariful Maani, managing director ESEF, as saying.

Mr Maani said videos of educational lessons had already been prepared and more videos would be arranged in education studios by the teachers and volunteers in line with their local culture so the students might not face difficulties in learning.

He said the entire programme was arranged within the available resources of the foundation. “The e-governance cell of the foundation will supervise the activities of the new project,” he added.

“E-governance and e-learning is one of the great achievements of the project. Digital profiling of all teachers and students of ESEF has been made,” he said, adding Rs1.4 billion had been released for payment of salaries and arrears of GCS teachers.

Similarly, under the Iqra Voucher Scheme, he said, Rs103 million had been issued for 226 partner schools. PC-1 for basic education community and NCHD schools has been prepared, and after approval, Rs13 million were released for 447 teachers, he added.

Published in Dawn, September 22nd, 2022

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