100 smart classrooms are to be built in 50 public universities all over Pakistan under CPEC which will hopefully breathe new life into Pakistan’s education system in the near future.
The classrooms will use a variety of digital tools including digital textbooks, smart screens, smart boards, and audio-visual tools to make classroom learning more effective and engaging.
A total of 100 smart classrooms will be built in 50 public universities in 49 cities ranging from Hunza in the far north to Karachi in the far south, covering all provinces and regions of Pakistan, ensuring that cutting-edge educational resources are better utilized and distributed throughout the country. It is certainly motivating for students in a country that currently lacks high-quality educational resources.
According to Chen Chun, project manager at China Railway Signal and Communication Shanghai Engineering Bureau Group Co Ltd, in smart classrooms, teaching can be done both offline and online at the same time, transcending time and space, and interaction between teachers and students will be greatly improved.
“Moreover, through advanced information and communication technology from China, an intelligent system of data sharing and assessment will be established (in Pakistan),” he added.
The smart classrooms project will cover all provinces and regions of Pakistan, implying that cutting-edge educational resources will be better utilized and distributed across the country. It is certainly motivating for students in a country that currently lacks high-quality educational resources.
“Now all the equipment and materials of the project have arrived at our warehouse in Pakistan. We’re striving to complete the whole project by November,” he added.
As CPEC enters its second phase of improving people’s livelihoods, education has emerged as one of the most important areas to develop in order to assist Pakistan in alleviating poverty and allowing more Pakistanis to live a better life.