Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training on Wednesday said that education was the top priority of incumbent government and there will be left no stone unturned to resolve current issues being faced by students regarding internet connectivity and online learning.
He stated this while chairing a high level meeting on the direction of prime minister to review the issues of online learning and to improve the internet connectivity being faced by students.
Shafqat further told that education and internet are connected with each other in this modern period, specially their importance and need has been enhanced in wake of COVID-19.
The meeting was also attended by the officials from Pakistan Telecommunication Authority(PTA), Ministry of Information Technology(IT), Universal Service Fund(USF), Higher Education Commission, and Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training.
During the meeting the different aspects of the issues regarding online education being faced by students were reviewed.
The issues like internet’s poor connectivity and unavailability in the areas of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, South Balochistan, and tribal areas were alsodiscussed came under discussion in details in the meeting.
During the meeting the improvement of quality in the current internet service was also discussed.
On the occasion,Ministry of IT, PTA, and USF highlighted the issues in the telecom sector and also presented options for their resolution.
Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood directed the authorities concerned to complete the consultation process with provinces and other stakeholders on online learning issues and their resolution and prepare a report which will be presented to the prime minister and cabinet.
He said that education was the top priority of incumbent government and there will be left no stone unturned to resolve current issues being faced by education sector.
Originally published at Urdu point