The Federal Ministry for Education has launched a ‘radio school’ for distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns.
Radio Pakistan Director General Ambreen Jan and additional secretary of the Education Ministry Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani signed the MoU documents during a special ceremony, where Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz and senior relevant officials were also present.
According to details, the educational programs will go on air on various medium waves and Radio Pakistan FM networks from 10 am to 12 noon. They will be repeated from 2pm to 4pm all through the week. These programmes can also be accessed through the internet and mobile app.
Mahmood said the project was designed in line with the vision of Prime Minister Imran Khan to take education to the people’s doorsteps in every corner of the country, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. He said the government would also introduce an education portal soon.
The minister said that approximately 8 million children benefited from the Teleschool launched by Education Ministry and PTV back in April.
“Our government is providing education to students, especially the girls, at their doorsteps,” said Shafqat.
The minister also shared that the government is aiming to launch an e-Education Portal soon through which the programmes of Teleschool and Radioschools can be accessed through one click.