ISLAMABAD: After launching Teleschool, the govt has decided to launch Radio School to mitigate the loss faced by the students due to the closure of educational institutions in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
This was announced by Federal Education Minister Shafqat Mehmood while speaking on the floor of the National Assembly.
Shafqat Mehmood also said that govt introduced Teleschool, an educational television channel, for students within 15 days of lockdown, adding that Teleschool provides online education across the country from class one to 12 students through a beam provided by Pakistan Television (PTV).
He went on to say that the decision to close educational institutions and cancel all board examinations was taken after holding consultation with all four provinces.
The federal minister expressed regret that instead of joining forces to look for a way to defeat the novel coronavirus, opposition parties have criticised the government’s approach.
“It’s unfortunate that opposition is targeting govt from day one instead of tackling Covid-19. We should “thank God” that Pakistan’s condition is not as bad as European countries,” he added.
It is pertinent to mention here that govt had canceled all board exams across the country and extended the closure of schools till July 15 as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-I9.