AGADIR—As universities in the Arab region halted face-to-face classes during the Covid-19 pandemic, Ibn Zohr University, in southern Morocco, was not satisfied with just switching to online applications to communicate with students. Therefore, it also established an online university TV channel to provide lessons, spread university news, and train media students.
“I am very impressed by such a step and its high technical specifications,” Morocco’s minister of national education, vocational training, higher education and scientific research, Said Amzazi, said during a recent visit to the channel’s studios at the university, in Agadir.
Amzazi explained that this step reflects the development of teaching methods in response to the pandemic and that the experience will be put in wider circulation later, along with establishing additional similar educational channels.
A Practical Training Opportunity
The online university TV channel project built on efforts the institution started several years ago in the field of media and communication education, said Ahmed Belkadi, dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities at Ibn Zohr University.