Islamabad:May 04:Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will have its own educational television channel later this year to provide multimedia support to its students in their educational pursuits. Necessary homework to this effect has been completed and now they will formally approach to PEMRA for its permission, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while presiding-over the Task-Group’s quarterly-review meeting of Institute of Educational Technology (IET). It is the part of the university’s consistent efforts of providing quality and accelerated education to their students through smart use of electronic network, he said. He appreciated the IET department for its efforts in preparing multimedia academic programmes and expanding FM’s radio network in the country. Now FM radio is going live from the main campus from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with variety of educational programmes. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui said the AIOU’s FM’s radio services will be available in seven regional offices across the country by the end this year. They are also in process of launching short-courses for the media’s professionals. A comprehensive strategy has also been prepared for online-conducting of PhD and Phil programmes. Students will get electronic version of their study material. Assignments will also be received and evaluated accordingly, he added.The news.