Federal Minister for Education and Professional Development, Rana Tanvir Hussain has said that the present government was taking various steps for bringing improvement in the education sector.
He expressed these views while addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of Regional Campus of the Allama Iqbal Open Uni versity AIOU) in Sheikhupura further said the Govt will train the teachers in the first phase.
He said that AIOU offers various programs of teacher training, universitiesshould take steps by introducing a special training program for teacher training to secure the future of children.
He further added that Allama Iqbal Open University could play an important role in popularizing education, training teachers and improvement of quality education in the country. Unless the direction is right, we cannot make progress. We should pay special attention to merit, transparency, and quality of education.
He further said that after Covid 19, the distance education system and online education have become very popular all over the world. The education minister said that Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum is one of the most active Vice-Chancellors and he can bring further improvement to this education system.
He said that Saudi Arabia has made an excellent setup of an e-learning and communication system education system consisting of 20 TV channels. The Government of Pakistan is sending Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum to Saudi Arabia inthe first week of July to review Saudi Arabia’s communication education system to further improve Pakistan’s distance education. Rana Tanveer Hussain further said that he gets peace of mind for contributing to the betterment of the region or the country. The Federal Minister for Education said that Open University is the second-largest university in South Asia. The establishment of a campus in Sheikhupura will also provide free education to the needy children of the area which will increase the number of 1.2 million students at the university over many times.Speaking on the occasion, Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum said that the Deputy Commissioner, Rana Shakeel Aslam, and the Ministry of Education were assisting in the acquisition of land for the Sheikhupura Campus.