The Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training (MoFEPT) Shafqat Mahmood on Thursday said that the government was considering launching a Radio Education program to magnify its distance learning project across the country.
One of the most dominant and widespread examples of the radio education program is known as the “Farm Radio Forum.” It was started in Canada in 1941 and served as a model which was adopted subsequently in a number of developing countries.
Since then, Radio has been used extensively as an educational medium in developing countries. Published reports confirm that it has supported educational programs in a wide range of subject areas and in many different countries.
While speaking to a private news channel Shafqat stated that the federal government wanted to strengthen the existing Tele-education system by including a feedback mechanism to facilitate the students. The system for online education for the higher classes would also be improved with the passage of time, the minister commented.
Earlier, the government had launched a Tele-School program across Pakistan to impart education to students amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Answering a question, the education minister said the National Coordination Committee (NCC) would take the final decision in regards to the reopening of educational institutions after Prime Minister Imran Khan’s approval.
“I think it is not possible to open school now, pandemic would likely hit its peak in May as the experts have predicted so,” he added.