ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has established an Alumni Association for promoting a relationship of long term cooperation, and cultivating a culture of engagement with its alumni. It is also intended to provide thousands of the university’s ex-students with a platform for sharing their success stories and arranging re-union meetings. The association was formally initiated with the launching of an alumni’s website. Vice chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui believed that their graduates could be a source of strength for promoting the university’s image and achieving its educational goals. He also encouraged the alumni to support their university by contributing and providing volunteer services. The website launching ceremony was attended by a large number of the University’s current and former students. Through the website (firstname.lastname@example.org), the graduated students could register for memberships to avail certain facilities. Through the website, the Association’s members will be updated about the available opportunities and life at AIOU.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 20th, 2018.