ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday launched Radio School and Education Portal in Islamabad.
The initiative of RadioSchool 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 through distance learning.
The prime minister congratulated both the ministries for taking this much required step to impart education in far-flung areas amid the pandemic.
The Federal Education and Professional Training have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in this regard.
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.
On this occasion, Imran Khan stressed the need for online training of teachers, particularly in remote areas, to improve quality of education.
He urged parents to help children take maximum advantage of distance learning by utilizing modern tools.