Microsoft to invest in Gujarat’s education sector

January 15th, 2009 - 9:58 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Jan 15 (IANS) Global software giant Microsoft will invest in training teachers in Gujarat and enhance the use of IT in the education sector.Microsoft India Pvt Ltd signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Gujarat government at the Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors’ Summit this week.

Microsoft will invest in enabling educators in the state to connect with each other, increase their access to technology and training for learners in classrooms and campuses and thereby enhance career opportunities.

“Gujarat today is symbolic of the best in India. As it moves into its next stage of the development process and focuses on enhancing its socio-economic index, we believe IT will play a key enabling role,” Karan Bajwa, director of Microsoft India, said in a statement.

The agreement will involve building IT readiness in both pre- and in-service school teachers under Microsoft’s global programme, Partners in Learning.

Microsoft will also set up an IT academy here and will focus on curriculum innovation and upgrading master trainers under this programme.

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