ISLAMABAD             -        Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mah­mood Friday said the government has all set to introduce Radio Schools and E-Taleem Portal in the next month.

He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Insaf Stu­dents Federation (ISF) which met him at his office to discuss the educa­tion related issues.

Shafqat Mahmood informed the del­egation that the education ministry was making efforts on urgent basis to provide access to students to internet facility with increase in speed.

A committee, in that regard, had been established under the chairman­ship of Additional Secretary Education Mohiuddin Ahmadwani, he added.

The minister said that around eight million students were taking benefit from the Teleschool project. He said the pandemic has severely affected all the sectors of life; however, all out efforts would be made to continue the educational activities at any cost.

The students, he said, were being promoted in next classes as per the decision of the National Coordination Committee (NCC). The directions had also been issued to the federal board in that regard, he said.

He informed that the results of Sec­ondary School Certificate (SSC) and Intermediate would be announced in the first and third week of July respec­tively. The provinces, he said, would also make their announcements in the light of NCC decision and there was no ambiguity in that regard.

The ISF delegation requested the education minister that online lec­tures should be uploaded on YouTube so that such areas having lack of in­ternet facility on urgent basis, could take the benefit from it. Shafqat Mah­mood agreed upon the suggestion and directed the officials concerned to take necessary measures to ensure the provision of facility