26 January, 2021 Views 1141
Shafqat Mahmood Appreciates Efforts Of Tele School To Educate Students Amid COVID-19
The federal minister for education and professional training has appreciated the efforts of the tele-school to educate the students amid the coronavirus pandemic. According to the survey it has been reported that around eight million students benefited from the tele-school. The minister said that the government took this initiative to facilitate the students so that they can continue to study without facing any disruption. Besides this several other measures were also taken by the authorities to make it possible for the students to get an education during the COVID-19. Earlier along with the tele school, the government had also launched the radio school to deliver the lectures to the students. Due to the second wave of the coronavirus the schools, colleges and universities have been closed from 26th November 2020 and according to the decision of the government, the classes of primary schools and universities will be resumed from 1st February 2021.
Currently, because of the unavailability of the internet, the students are facing problems to get online education in the border areas. In this regard, it has been decided to use the universal science funds to provide internet access even in the distant areas of Pakistan that allow the students to take online lectures without having connectivity issues. Moreover, the government is working to provide blended learning by using the available technologies. The major focus will be on teacher training and online education of the students.
Concerns Over Online Exams
Shafqat Mahmood has also addressed the issues regarding the commencement of the online exams. He clarified that the universities will decide about the online exams by considering their technical abilities. Furthermore, it will be ensured to provide the grades to the students according to their performance and no students will be able to take the benefit. He further added that the higher education commission has been directed to consult with the VCs of the universities so that decision about the online exams should be considered or not.