Prime Minister directs steps to revive educational activities

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the concerned authorities to formulate a strategy to revive educational activities in the country in consultation with the provincial governments to save the education system from further disruption due to the corona virus crisis.

In a meeting convened to review the damage done to the education system during the global epidemic, the Prime Minister said that a joint strategy should be formulated in collaboration with the provincial governments for the future education process.

The meeting reviewed the implementation of the government’s plan to introduce uniform curriculum in the country.

It may be recalled that all educational institutions have been closed for more than three months after the first case of corona virus was reported in the country.

Although federal and provincial authorities have introduced online classes, the response to them has shown that the public is concerned about its success and effectiveness.

According to the Prime Minister’s Office, Imran Khan was informed in the meeting that 8 million children are benefiting from the tele-school project.

Along with this, e-learning portal will also be introduced while the services of Radio Pakistan will be availed to teach students in remote areas.

In the meeting, the Prime Minister directed to intensify efforts to introduce uniform curriculum in the country as elimination of ‘educational gap’ is the priority of the government.

Authorities were also instructed to come up with a plan to alleviate the financial difficulties faced by the educational institutions and to safeguard the payment of fees by the parents during the closure of the educational institutions.

The Prime Minister said that the problems faced by the management of educational institutions should also be addressed.

The meeting was attended by Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood, Information Minister Shibli Faraz, Punjab education Minister Raja Yasir Humayun, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Asim Saleem Bajwa and Chairman Higher Education Commission Tariq Banuri.

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