PESHAWAR: Minister for Elementary and Secondary Education, Shahram Khan Tarakai on Tuesday said that Early Age Programming has been kicked off to impart digital literacy education to students in the province.

In a statement, he said that in the first phase, 336 schools, in the second phase 510, and in the third phase, 324 schools are selected to start the digital literacy program.

He said class 6 will be taught subjects like basic digital literacy, problem-solving and algorithms and class 7 will be taught: MS office, web literacy, MIT scratch & Mobirise, while class 8 will be taught app inverter, social media ethics, monetization & land commercialization.

Expressing his views on Early Age Programming, he said that it was the vision of the KP government to provide maximum IT training to students and this project has been initiated at the school level.

He appreciated the efforts of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Information Technology Board and Elementary and Secondary Education Department to extend the project to maximum schools across the province.

He said that the basic aim of Early Age Programming was to prepare our students for coming times, adding it was always fascinating to see the children of public sector schools learning how to invent apps and code from an early age.

The minister said that the project would give remarkable results and the digital skills and computer literacy level of students had improved significantly.

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