The historic laptop granting programme will resume under the leadership of the Federal Government and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N). The programme is part of the Youth Development Initiatives for talented youngsters.
The government of Pakistan is always attempting to strengthen the country’s educational system. As we can see, the government is heavily involved in education. Whether we’re talking about opening new colleges, developing new departments, or offering new courses. We all understand how critical education is to a country’s progress. As a result, the government always allocates funds to education. Former Prime Minister Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif promoted the PM Laptop Scheme. The purpose was to bridge the digital gap and give resources to assist public school students in their studies.
According to HEC sources, a budget of roughly 10 billion rupees has been made aside for the programme. Undergraduate, MPhil, PhD, and BS students will receive laptop computers. This will also be hosted by the Allama Iqbal Open University and Virtual University.
The government appoints a committee to oversee the regulations and other associated issues. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman of the Higher Education Commission, will oversee the procedure (HEC). Furthermore, according to an article published on Academia Mag, pupils will begin receiving laptop computers in 2023.
The 14-person committee includes the Executive Director of HEC, a member of the Planning and Development Division, Science and Technology, and an Additional Finance Secretary (Budget) of the Government of Pakistan. In addition, he is the secretary of the Punjab, Sindh, and Baluchistan higher education commissions. A representative of the National Information Technology Board and the Secretary of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Higher Education Department were also present. The Secretary of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Higher Education Commission. a representative of the Punjab Information Technology Board The Pakistani prime minister’s representative, the project director of the HEC Pakistan Youth Laptop Program, and co-opted members
According to the notification, the supervisory board will decide how and when to implement the programme. They will also establish the norms and procedures for distributing laptop computers to young people. The chosen committee has the authority to approve or reject any proposal. They will also look at the project’s budget and timeline. They will also provide non-technical and technical guidance for the project.