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May 25, 2018

AIOU sets up FM radio stations at eight major cities


May 25, 2018

Islamabad : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to expand its FM’s Radio network for providing media’s support to its 1.3 million students across the country in their educational pursuits.

It has planned to install new transmitters at eight major cities, Karachi, Lahore, Mirpur (AJK), Peshawar, DG Khan, Bahawalpur, Peshawar and Quetta while the task will be completed by the end of this year.

Currently, the AIOU’s FM Radio (91.6) transmission is available within the range of 60 kilometer in Rawalpindi and Islamabad, said Ejaz Ahmed, Director Institute of Educational Technology on Thursday.

He said there are a number of new initiatives taken by the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui during the last three and half years for exploiting the media’s resources to provide academic support to the students.

On the advice of the vice chancellor, the timing of the FM’s radio has been expanded and now its transmission goes in air from 9 am to 9 pm, he informed.

We invite students and teachers to participate in daily are transmission that also carries some entertainment programs" he added.

The FM’s programs are accessible to Facebook as well and the students feedback to this effect is highly positive and encouraging, he said.

The university has also started to broadcast the FM’s radio educational plan in different regional languages, other than the Urdu.

Pakistan television is already presenting the University’s educational programs in various disciplines on regular basis.

Besides, the books and other reading material, the students are also being facilitated through audio/video support to ensure better results in the exams.

The University’s Web-TV is also available to facilitate the students.

It telecast its program from 9 am. 3 pm. daily. The University is also in process of installing its own educational TV channel. PEMPRA had already been approached for this purpose.

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