Prime Minister Imran Khan today formally launched Radio School and Education Portal to provide education through distance learning during Covid-19 pandemic.
The initiative of Radio School has been launched as a joint venture between Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training to ensure continuity of education, disrupted due to Covid-19.
In his remarks, on the occasion in Islamabad, Imran Khan congratulated both the ministries for taking this much required step to impart education in far-flung areas amid the pandmeic. He urged parents to help children take maximum advantage of distance learning by utilizing modern tools.
The Prime Minister also stressed the need for online training of teachers, particularly in remote areas, to improve quality of education. He said distance learning will also help students of backward areas to get quality education even after the pandemic.
It may be mentioned that Radio Pakistan and the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard.
The MoU was signed by Director General Radio Pakistan Ms. Ambreen Jan and Additional Secretary Ministry of Education and Professional Training Mr. Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani in Islamabad.
Under the MoU, educational programmes are being broadcast from various medium wave and FM networks of Radio Pakistan from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon and then as repeat broadcast from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm seven days a week.
Besides broadcast of RadioSchool's educational programmes, this facility is also available on mobile apps, which can be downloaded via Apple App Store and Google Play Store.