The Government welcome academic support provided by Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to launch TeleSchool, following the outbreak of COVID-19, Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training, Shafqat Mahmood said.
Shafquat said that during a conference, attended by Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum and other officials, the AIOU would serve as a knowledge-based forum to educate students who are currently trapped in their homes.
The TV channel named ‘TeleSchool’ would work as an alternative to educational content delivery mechanism during closure of educational institutions during the epidemic. The minister said, since the AIOU had an academic, technical and professional expertise it could be a useful partner of this programme.
As was decided earlier, the PTV would provide eight-hour airtime to promote education through the channel. The dedicated channel would work for promotion of education for next three months. During the morning session, juniors would be given classes followed by seniors. The channel would likely start telecasting the content within next few days.