Angela, Shafqat discuss affects of Covid-19 on education

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Staff Reporter

United States Charge d’ Affaires in Pakistan Ms. Angela Aggeler called on the Federal Minister for Education, Professional Training, National Heritage and Culture Shafqat Mahmood Monday.

The two sides discussed affects of Covid-19 pandemic on educational sector, universities partnership programs, role of technology in education, Single National Curriculum and collaboration on technical and skill areas.

Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmood has said, relationships of both countries in the education sector is very close and US scholarship programmes in various formats have helped Pakistan in building capacity.

He particularly mentioned that the Fulbright program was enormously beneficial in faculty development which has been very helpful in improving standards of education.

The two sides expressed the desire to deepen ties through consistent engagements in areas of education and culture.

Federal Minister Shafqat Mahmo-od highlighted the steps taken by the ministry to continue the educational process during the Covid-19 pandemic including launching of Tele-school, Radio school, E-Taleem portal, initiative of distance learning programme and online contents development.

While apprising the use of technology experiments in education, steps for enhancing stable internet connectivity across the country, teachers training and madrassah reforms program, the Minister remarked, the results of these far reaching reforms shall be seen in next few years and will change the landscape of education and learning in the country.

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