Bilateral cooperation: Maldivian varsity keen to build ties with AIOU

Appreciate AIOU’s free educational schemes for prisoners, differently abled, drop out girls and transgender


APP March 08, 2018
Allama Iqbal Open University. PHOTO: EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: A Maldivian university is seeking to set up bilateral ties with the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

These issues were discussed between senior officials of AIOU and a delegation from Maldives led by MIANZ International College Rector Dr Amal Ali.

During the visit, the Maldives delegation deeply appreciated AIOU’s free educational schemes such as prisoners, the differently abled, girls who have dropped out and people who are transgender, stating that these schemes could serve as a role model for other countries to follow in accommodating the educational needs of marginalised segments of society.

The five-member delegation, in its meeting with AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui, discussed areas of bilateral cooperation.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 8th, 2018.

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