Radio School keeps academic activities going

Literacy minister says govt facilitating online learning amid pandemic

Our Correspondent December 07, 2020

Punjab Minister for Literacy and Non-Formal Basic Education (L&NFBE) Raja Rashid Hafeez said that the launch of Radio School and e-education was the best initiative to offset the damage caused by the closure of schools due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The minister, talking to the people at a khuli kutcheri (open court) organised at his office on Sunday, said the initiatives taken by Prime Minister Imran Khan enabled teachers and students to continue education from home.

The Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training in order to promote Distance Education System in the country has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Radio Pakistan and the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting for the establishment of Radio Schools.

The minister said that government of Punjab is facilitating online learning. Punjab Higher Education Commission (PHEC) will facilitate universities and colleges to develop comprehensive plans, implement strategies and hold capacity building programmes for the promotion of online teaching.

Regarding his own ministry, Hafiz said the mandate of the L&NFBE department is provision of basic education to out-of-school children as well as teaching literacy and life skills to adolescents and adults

The minister said that they had shaped roadmaps of projects which they had thought of for people’s benefit.

The locals of the constituency informed the minister about the issues while he issued on-spot directions for their redressal.

Hafeez also directed the related authorities to pay heed to the resolution of all issues faced by the people and ensure that they faced no difficulties in getting basic amenities such as electricity, gas, and water.

The minister said that unlike in the past, the people should be satisfied and public money should be spent on utilitarian development projects.


Published in The Express Tribune, December 7th, 2020.


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