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Punjab schools tune in to radio classroom

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Amritsar, December 21, 2012
First Published: 21:12 IST(21/12/2012) | Last Updated: 21:16 IST(21/12/2012)

In an initiative to upgrade primary education in the state, the Punjab government has started 'Radio Classrooms' in all government primary schools from December 20 under its Parvesh Project, which is aimed to bring qualitative improvement in primary education.

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Under the new arrangement, a special 20-minute education programme would be telecast through regional centre of FM Jalandhar, FM Rainbow, Jalandhar, Local Radio Station, Bathinda and Patiala, from 2.30pm to 2.50pm for primary education.

Education minister Sikander Singh Maluka has directed KS Pannu, director general, school education, to ensure provision of radio sets in all government primary schools besides educating teachers about the channel and its frequency for the new radio classroom system. He has also directed to finalise the schedule for telecast of radio programme so that teachers concerned could organise their students before the start of this programme. He also directed all district education officers (elementary) to ensure that radio sets in each school were in working condition and if there was any problem in any school it should be fixed well before the start of the telecast.

According to a release, the government has conducted a comprehensive study and discovered that by using the medium of radio, some difficult concepts could be explained to children in a simple manner and the special radio classroom initiative would also help the young minds concentrate on studies.

This new initiative was aimed to impart education on selected subjects in a simple but interesting manner by using the strong medium of radio.

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