ISLAMABAD: Minister for Schooling Shafqat Mahmood on Tuesday chaired a gathering that determined to launch a TV channel instead academic content material supply mechanism within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic to mitigate tutorial losses.
In line with a press release issued by the Ministry of Schooling, the assembly was knowledgeable that the proposed devoted TV channel shall be launched by the ministry in collaboration with PTV and it’ll begin broadcasting through the first half of April.
The contributors of the assembly agreed that content material shall be developed in partnership with varied training suppliers freed from value. The assembly additionally determined that the Federal Directorate of Schooling (FDE), an umbrella organisation of 423 academic establishments in Islamabad, will arrange emergency studying centres the place topic specialists will evaluate and schedule the content material. It was additionally determined that the minister will evaluate the progress every day.
Schooling ministers’ convention
The assembly was knowledgeable that an inter-provincial training ministers’ convention shall be held on Thursday (March 26) to take a choice on additional closure or reopening of academic establishments. The ministers will even be briefed concerning the proposed TV channel.
Sources mentioned there was a probability that the continuing closure of academic establishments shall be prolonged to Could 31.
“We are working on various proposals to extend the vacations and most likely we have to extend them till May 31. But a final decision will be made during the education ministers’ conference,” mentioned a senior officer of the training ministry.
He mentioned if the ministers agreed to maintain the establishments closed until Could 31, there may very well be a minimize in the summertime holidays relying on the climate situations. “We have to depend on online content and the TV channel,” the officer mentioned.
When contacted, Joint Secretary Schooling Syed Umair Javed, who can also be the appearing director basic of the FDE, advised Daybreak that the assembly centered content material growth and the TV channel.
Requested concerning the closure of the academic establishments, he mentioned: “A decision will be taken by the education ministers during the conference.”
In the meantime, FDE spokesperson Saqib Shahab mentioned following the directive of the training ministry the FDE was engaged on content material growth.
“Curriculum experts have been holding meetings at F-10 College,” he mentioned and added that each potential step can be taken to mitigate academic lack of college students. “We are concerned about the educational loss but at the moment health safety of the students is our priority that’s why schools and colleges are closed,” he mentioned.
Revealed in Daybreak, March 25th, 2020