Published On: Tue, Jan 21st, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

AIOU to set-up TV/Radio channels for promoting community services

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Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will soon set-up educational TV and FM-Radio Channels at countrywide level to promote community-based services, particularly in education and health sectors.

This was announced by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi at the oath-taking ceremony of newly elected office-bearers of Educational Broadcasters Forum (EBF) here at the University’s campus on Monday.

The University has already applied for TV channel’s license, besides undertaking initial work for establishing 30 FM-Radio stations at various parts of the country to promote educational broadcasting. The electronic network, to be named as ‘Umeed Educational network” will be aimed at serving the society on the issues of public interest.

This network will work in line with the local culture and language that leads towards socio-economic development. The AIOU will also seek the support of commercial channels to achieve the desired result, Dr. Sangi said, adding that the University will provide all possible cooperation to the broadcasters for their proper training and their exposure to new challenges.

He advised the participants to come up with proper programming of their broadcasts with maximum participation of the local people, as per their social-economic needs.

The Vice Chancellor administrated the oath to the office-bearers, Muhammad Qasim Haider, President (AIOU), Wasim Khalid, Vice-President (Riphah University), Samina Najeeb, General Secretary (Women Institute of Science and Humanities-WISH), Iffat Ali, joint secretary (AIOU), Dr. Ambreen Saba, finance secretary (Margalla College) Executive members Muneer Malik (AIOU), Dr. Inam Rehman (IIUI), Sadia Anwar Pasha, (AIOU) and Yameena Tamkeen (AIOU).

A four-day workshop for the training of the educational broadcasters was arranged on the occasion. All Universities and institutions having campus and community radio stations were participating. Some well known media professionals conducted the workshop.
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