Islamabad : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in collaboration with the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, is launching four education TV channels to keep the students informed about educational activities in the remote and far-flung areas of the country.

In this regard, a MoU was signed by Additional Secretary Federal Education Ministry, Waseem Ajmal Chaudhary and Registrar, AIOU Raja Umer Younis yesterday.

This MoU includes significant upgradation of facilities and capacities at AIOU to set up and operate 04 satellite TV channels including earth station up-linking equipment and playout server, upgrading studios & post production facilities, additional personnel and technical support.

During the ceremony, Minister of Federal Education and Professional Training, Rana Tanvir said that the task of providing educational facilities to remote areas has been given to Allama Iqbal Open University.

Federal Education Ministry and Higher Education Commission (HEC) will fully support Allama Iqbal Open University in launching these four satellite education television channels with 570 million rupees.

Additional Secretary Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training said that it will take five to six months to complete this project.

AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum said that Allama Iqbal Open University is a popular institution and the number of our students is more than the total number of students of all educational institutions in the country.

HEC Chairman Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Dean Faculty of Education, AIOU, Prof. Dr. Nasir Mehmood and Director, International Collaboration and Exchange office, Dr. Zahid Majeed also attended the ceremony.

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