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Microsoft inks agreement with Education Ministry

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Microsoft Bangladesh Limited and Ministry of Education yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Partners in Learning V2. Education Minister, Nurul Islam Nahid was present at the signing ceremony. The agreement on Partners in Learning Program V2 is a continuation of the Partners in Learning MoU signed between the Ministry of Education and Microsoft Bangladesh in December 2005, where under the agreement, up to June 2009, Microsoft has provided training on ICT to more than 8,000 teachers from secondary schools and Madrashas, covering all six divisions of the country.

Under PIL V2, Microsoft and Ministry of Education will jointly develop the three pillars, namely, Innovative Teachers, Innovative Schools and Innovative Students. The aim of working with these pillars is to help develop standard models of schools, teachers and students to enable use of ICT in order to prepare the students with 21st century learning. The programme will run for four years ending June 2013.

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