August 17, 2011

HEC and Microsoft Pakistan launched NSSA to Provide Free Genuine Software to Students

Launch of NSSA
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 recognised by 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.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Javaid R. Laghari, Chairperson of HEC said 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 socioeconomic development.

I appreciate Microsoft’s commitment for development of the education sector in Pakistan. It is always fruitful for public sector and private enterprise to combine expertise, knowledge and resources to ensure successful and sustainable education transformation.

How to Get Free Access to Genuine Microsoft Software?

If you are a student with any of HEC registered university then there is a chance that your next semester is going to start soon.

So as soon as you get to your campus, get to your Network Administrator/MSDNAA member to get your email address registered at NSSA portal.

You are likely to get the notification email (on the email that you had provided to network administrator) to complete registration process. Upon completion of registration process, you will be given a user name and password to log in on the webstore – where you will be able to download any software available on the webstore.

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