Students of Baluchistan and Federally Administrated Tribal areas (Fata ) will get free education from the next semester (spring 2018) through distance learning system of the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
This is first-time in the history of AIOU that free education at the secondary-level was being made available for marginalised or less-developed areas of the country.
The announcement was made by the Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui while addressing the National Conference on English Language and Literature that concluded after adopting a number of proposals to expand the knowledge-corridor of English learning.
The two-day event was organised by the varsity’s Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 17th, 2017.