Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Government trying to back YouTube, says education minister

ISLAMABAD: The government is "strong" to YouTube for the people, Minister of State for Education Baleeghur Rehman Tuesday.

Recognizing that a large collection of educational material on the popular video sharing site, which is not accessible from September 2012 in Pakistan available, the Minister said that the government is serious about trying was to prepare access the site again.

The Minister was addressing a meeting of the Town Hall to the control of media information organized by the Media Development Organization Agahi, in collaboration with the Education, Science and Culture of the United Nations (UNESCO).

The minister said the government is trying to filter objectionable content on the site, so it can be used as a tool to promote education and learning in the country to find a way.

When asked why Pakistan does not have a unified system of education at the primary school level, secondary or higher, the minister admitted that there are special interests involved in the education sector.

He said that private education was a for-profit company to be in the country, but was quickly added to the world, for example, that will happen in the United States.

A uniform standard of education was not possible in the post-18 scenario change, because it is a "disconnect" between the provinces, he said.

He added that the newly formed National Council for Curriculum tried to develop minimum standards for training, which can also be applied to public and private schools and madrassas.