Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) in collaboration with the Microsoft Pakistan has launched National Student Software Accessibility (NSSA) portal to provide genuine software availability to the higher education sector.
The service will streamline software distribution to all faculty members and students of public sector universities in the country. All public sector universities recognized by the HEC have been provided a customisable portal for licensed software distribution.
The portal consisting of around 150 software applications will enable over one million students and about 40,000 faculty members to download genuine Microsoft software.
The event to mark the launch of the portal was held at HEC Secretariat on Saturday and was attended by the vice chancellors, rectors,
directors, and representatives from different universities of the country.
Higher Education Commission Chairperson Dr Javaid R. Laghari said that this is a great opportunity for institutions of higher learning to gain access to a broad spectrum of technology and enable the country to move towards a knowledge-based economy, ultimately benefiting the country through socio-economic development.
Microsoft Pakistan's Country General Manager Kamal Ahmed said that Microsoft believes that Information and Communications Technology, combined with education, provides the path to individuals, communities and nations to achieve their potential. The news.