ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mahmood on Wednesday launched the TeleSchool App to get feedback from parents and students.
The TeleSchool App is aimed at providing a two-way SMS platform ‘8228’ to parents and students to respond about the TeleSchool initiative, taken to impart education, through distance learning, due to the closure of educational institutions as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.
In his remarks, Shafqat Mahmood said the App would help prepare a database about people’s responses and queries towards the TeleSchool and contribute in improving the initiative in the future. He urged parents and students to provide their maximum response to this programme.
The minister said they were working on developing new content and ways to improve distance learning.
The system has been developed with the support of Prime Minister’s Digital Pakistan Reforms Initiative, Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), National Technology Council (NTC) and other Telecom Companies.
Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training will be launching a two-way SMS system ‘8228’ coming week for #teleschool to improve communication with the public. The system has been developed with support of @DigitalPak_GoP @PTAofficialpk @NTCPakistan & all telcos. pic.twitter.com/ZMHtrFRdPp
— Federal Directorate of Education (@FDEGOPOfficial) May 17, 2020