AI Set To Revolutionise Pakistani Education

Artificial intelligence (AI) is set to revolutionise education in Pakistan as The City School Group, which operates 153 schools in 49 Pakistani cities, announces it will introduce AI-powered learning technologies into its schools.

The City School has agreed a landmark partnership with London-based technology firm CENTURY Tech to deploy its world-leading AI learning tools to all students aged 7 to 18 across its national network of schools – helping over 60,000 students.

The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a world-leading e-learning provision. The City School is now taking the initiative to work with a globally-recognised online learning resource. From September, these students will learn English, Science and Mathematics with the help of CENTURY. Using the latest in AI, neuroscience and learning science, CENTURY personalises learning for each student – tailoring its vast library of teacher-created learning materials to their individual strengths, weaknesses and behaviours. Founded by Priya Lakhani OBE and developed by a team of experienced teachers, neuroscientists and technologists, CENTURY’s mission is to remove roadblocks to learning so that every student can succeed.

The City School is focussed on using the best of technology and ‘big data’ (using the large amounts of data produced by the use of technology to improve services) to empower their teachers, students and their families. In addition to providing personalised learning, CENTURY provides teachers, students and their families with detailed data insights, automatically marks students’ work and frees up teacher time to focus on student interventions.

With the introduction of CENTURY, The City School aims to create an unparalleled learning experience. Enabled through technology, its teachers will deliver a personalised education to students. At the same time, students will receive access to thousands of high-quality online resources, allowing them to learn wherever they are.

Mike Nithavrianakis, UK Deputy High Commissioner in Karachi and Trade Director for Pakistan, said:

“This partnership between CENTURY and The City School in Pakistan represents the best of UK-Pakistan working. Our people-to-people ties run closely through education, and this innovative collaboration means a London-based tech firm will be supporting learning for over 60,000 students in Pakistan.”

Simon Penney, Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, said:

“Partnerships between UK EdTech and schools across this region continue to go from strength to strength.  This collaboration between CENTURY and The City School in Pakistan demonstrates the appetite for UK EdTech expertise in the region and the added value that companies such as CENTURY can bring to the education landscape as online learning takes off around the world.  I am delighted that CENTURY Tech is proving to be such a strong partner to so many schools in the Middle East and Asia.”

Aurangzeb Firoz, CEO of The City School, said:

“The collaboration with CENTURY will redefine many facets of online education and deliver a unique experience to our students and their families. We are confident that CENTURY’s solutions will benefit the youth of the country.”

Priya Lakhani OBE, Founder CEO of CENTURY Tech, said:

“Our mission has always been to help students across the world to reach their full potential. We do this by developing technologies that remove roadblocks to their learning – helping both teachers and students to perform at their best. I am delighted that CENTURY will be able to help learning across Pakistan to thrive.”