Government is Going to Launch Several Educational TV Channels throughout the Country
The government has decided to launch several educational television channels across the country. Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and the Federal Ministry of Education have agreed to launch satellite educational television channels throughout the country. Federal Education Minister Ahsan Iqbal and AIOU Vice Chancellor (VC) Zia Ul Qayyum signed the agreement today at an official ceremony in Islamabad. Under the terms of the agreement, AIOU will launch four satellite educational television channels that will broadcast educational content 24/7 for millions of students. The launch of the channels will cost Rs 570 crore and it may take around 5-6 months for the channel to be broadcasted nationwide.
During the ceremony, the Minister of Education instructed the Higher Education Commission (HEC) to assist AIOU in launching the satellite educational television channels. The minister instructed the additional secretary of the Ministry of Education to begin work on launching the TV channel as soon as possible and ensure its launch within the allotted time frame. During the first corona wave, former Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood started a radio station and teleschool on PTV.
This initiative has helped bring education to millions of students affected by the closure of educational institutions following the coronavirus lockdown.
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