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VU, PSEB join hands for “Sustainable Growth of IT Industry”

 Lahore, MAR 17 /DNA/ – A memorandum of understanding between the Virtual University of Pakistan and the Pakistan software export board was signed at the Lahore Expo Center here in Lahore today.

Junaid Imam Member (IT) Ministry of IT & Telecom attended the ceremony as chief guest, while Mr. Badar Khushnood Chairman Pakistan Software Houses Association for IT and ITES attended the event as a guest of honor.

Prof. Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti Rector Virtual University of Pakistan and Mr. Osman Nasir Managing Director PSEB signed the MoU.

While speaking on the occasion Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti congratulated both organizations on this historic MoU. He said that the Pakistan software export board and the Virtual University of Pakistan being sister departments working under the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication decided to work on different ventures for the betterment of the IT industry and Academia.

Mr. Osman Nasir while briefing said that, PSEB will train the ICT graduates/students, professionals, and teachers also under the PSEB training and certification program. VU’s examination center will be used across Pakistan for these certifications, moreover, mobile Certification / Training Center on Wheels for Metropolitan Cities, and/or far-flung underprivileged/remote areas of the Country with Satellite Connectivity on the Go will be launched in near future.PSEB in collaboration with VU will establish IT Parks or STPs in future where ever it is feasible.

Dr. Arshad said that VU will provide its infrastructure to record the lectures and broadcast them through VU’s Learning Management System (LMS). He applauded the role of the Directorate of ICT specifically Director ICT Mr. Ehsen Zafar Puri and his team.

Mr. Shaukat Ali Chief Technical Officer PSEB and Engr. Naushad Y. Shah Network Executive | Operations & Monitoring Virtual University have been nominated as Focal Persons to execute the action points of this MoU.

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