VEHARI

A seminar was held on making radio a teaching tool not only for schoolchildren but also for those unable to attend schools. It was arranged by FM Power 99 at Government Model High School Vehari.

Addressing the seminar, Punjab Teachers Training Support Programme Director Ehsan Bhutta said that the introduction to modern teaching techniques to teachers is a need of the hour, thus the Punjab government was taking affective initiatives in this regard.

Mr Bhutta said that during the admission campaign during August 2013 to October 2013, over 3.6 million students were enrolled against a target of 2.8 million. He said the government had set the target to get dropouts enrolled. He said that 57 percent student left schools during class 2, 66pc of them in 5th, 6th class while 76pc in 8th to 9th classes. He also said that the government was taking interest in promotion of education through radio.

Through FM Radio education will be provided not only for the schoolchildren but also those do not attend schools. The DCO said that radio is a good source of information and in this new era it has its own space in electronic media.

"It is a good sign to improve education by making radio a source of education. The teachers' training programme will improve teaching standards and students will be able to meet the challenges of modern day. So, the teachers should get this training whole-heartedly to improve their standards. In education, district Vehari is at 5th position across Punjab," he said. A documentary also showed how the radio is efficient mean of education.

District Coordination Officer Jawad Akram, DSD Lahore Deputy Director Shahid Saleem, Regional project manager Multan Khwaja Mazaharul Haq, FM Power 99 Chief Executive Najeeb Ahmad, MD Fakhira Najeeb, DEO Secondary Education Rana Kusar Ali and a great number of teachers were also present.