Tech-savvy Punjab: CM approves free public Wi-Fi across province

While it looks to ambitious even by international standards, Punjab Government yesterday approved the deployment of free public WiFi access the province, reported Express Tribune.

According to details, Free public WiFi will be made available at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports, metro bus routes and bus stands, among other places.

While this WiFi will be free of charge for anyone, the aim is to to promote information technology in Punjab.

Free public WiFi will be made available at important educational institutions, hospitals, railway stations, airports, metro bus routes and bus stands, among other places
Express Tribune said that Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister, has given a go ahead for the project and Multan, Rawalpindi and Lahore will be the first ones to get free public WiFi.

This network of free WiFi will expand further to stretch across the province.

The purpose of this programme is to promote education in the province with the help of modern technology.

Along with approval of Free Public WiFi across Punjab, CM also approved a proposal to provide tablets to teachers of mathematics and science subjects from Class-VI to X.

Students of Class V to VIII of public sector schools who obtain prominent positions in annual examinations will also be given tablets.

Shahbaz added that the Punjab Information Technology Board has also started the programme of digitalisation of textbooks with the cooperation of Punjab Textbooks Board.

“Punjab government has digitalised all science and mathematics textbooks from Grade 6 to 10, while CDs of the books have also been produced.” Source Express Tribune

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