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Google to establish 50 Smart Schools in Pakistan

09:08 AM | 1 May, 2024
Google to establish 50 Smart Schools in Pakistan

Tech giant Google offers several kinds of training and certification programs for educators to help them make the most of its tools and now the leading search engine is starting smart schools in Pakistan.

Google, in its latest venture with local partner Tech Valley, decided to establish 50 smart schools in the country of over 240 million.

Google Schools in Pakistan

Reports suggest that around 50 smart schools will be formed in Islamabad, and parts of Pakistan, and there will be teacher workshops, youth training through Google Career Certificates, and launch of public Google Reference School.

The development comes as Google for Education team met with Secretary of the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training to discuss upcoming plans for Pakistan's education sector.

These schools will receive 30,000 Google for Education IDs featuring AI-powered features such as practice sets and a range of digital tools to enhance collaboration and productivity.

Several other initiatives were also discussed including teacher workshops on Google for Education tools, establishment of public Google Reference School, training for 2,000 youths in job-ready skills through Google Career Certificates, and the potential collaboration on an Edutech event with the Ministry of Federal Education in Pakistan.

Last month, the search engine reaffirmed its commitment to further empowering women on International Women’s Day, believing that by providing women with the necessary skills and resources, the country can unlock a future of greater equality, inclusion, and prosperity for all.

The company aims to bridge these gaps by launching various programs to drive greater equality and women's empowerment in the workforce. One such initiative is the Google Career Certificates program, launched in Pakistan in 2022.

More than half of the program's scholarships were for women to increase their access to economic opportunities and enable them to pursue their aspirations.

Daily Pakistan Global Web Desk

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Currency Rates in Pakistan - Pakistani rupee to US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, Riyal - 22 June 2024

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on June 22, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.6 for buying and 280.75 for selling.

Euro's buying rate stands at 297 and selling rate is 299.5 while British Pound rate is 350.5 for buying, and 354 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 74.80 and Saudi Riyal at 72.75.

Currency Rates in Pakistan

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.7 280.85
Euro EUR 294.3 297.9
UK Pound Sterling GBP 352 355.5
U.A.E Dirham AED 75 75.8
Saudi Riyal SAR 72.85 73.6
Australian Dollar AUD 182.2 184
Bahrain Dinar BHD 740.98 748.98
Canadian Dollar CAD 202 204
China Yuan CNY 38.4 38.8
Danish Krone DKK 40.15 40.55
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.68 36.03
Indian Rupee INR 3.34 3.45
Japanese Yen JPY 1.9 1.98
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.7 917.7
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 59.07 59.67
New Zealand Dollar NZD 170.98 172.98
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.38 26.68
Omani Riyal OMR 723.75 731.75
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.53 77.23
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.68 26.98
Swiss Franc CHF 315.21 317.71
Thai Bhat THB 7.59 7.74

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