It has been decided by the government of Pakistan to launch a TV channel in collaboration with PTV. This TV channel will be dedicated to delivering education in order to lessen the academic loss due to the closure of educational institutes in Pakistan.
During a meeting chaired by the Federal Minister for Education Professional Training and National Heritage Shafqat Mahmood, this decision was taken. In the meeting, alternate educational content delivery mechanisms were discussed considering the coronavirus outbreak in the country.
It has been decided that in partnership with different education service providers the content will be developed. It will be done free of cost. Federal Directorate of Education (FDE) will develop emergency learning carters where the subject specialists will review and schedule the content.
The progress of this channel will be reviewed on a daily basis and it is expected that the broadcasting will begin in the first half of April. Also, briefing regarding this will be given to all the provinces in the education ministers’ conference on 26th March. In this process, the efforts of all relevant officials and staff were acknowledged by the Minister.
Students are one of the sufferers of the coronavirus pandemic and if our government is launching a channel specifically for students, it is a step that must be appreciated.