Distance learning: Iranian university partners with AIOU

The two Universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that covered wide areas of bilateral cooperation


DNA November 26, 2018
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. PHOTO: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: Payame Noor, a high-ranking Iranian University entered into cooperative partnership with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to share their knowledge, academic resources and expertise for providing best possible education to their people, through Open Distance Learning (ODL) system.

In this connection, the two Universities signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that covered wide areas of bilateral cooperation in the fields of their common interest.

It was the first working day for the new Vice Chancellor Prof Ziaullah Qayyum who inked the document on behalf of the AIOU, while Payame Noor was represented by its President Prof Muhammad Reza Zamani.

Iranian Academy of Persian Language and Literature Secretary General Dr Mohammad Reza Nasiri and a senior diplomat of Iranian Embassy in Islamabad MM Zamani were also present on the occasion.

It was decided that the two sides will collaborate in setting up study centre at their respective institutions to promote the thoughts of great poet Dr Allama Iqbal, besides doing research work in other academic fields.

Published in The Express Tribune, November 26th, 2018.

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