AIOU to strengthen regional network in Balochistan

More than 20,000 students from Balochistan are enrolled with the AIOU

APP January 30, 2020
Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad. PHOTO: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum on Wednesday briefed the Federal Shariat Court Chief Justice Justice Muhammad Noor Meskanzai and Balochistan High Court Chief Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail about the effort for strengthening educational network in the country's remote region, particularly those of Balochistan.

The VC said it was the priority of the university to take care of marginalized sections of society and the less-developed classes in the regions.

Recently, the AIOU has taken various steps to upgrade its educational services in Balochistan.

He told them that the university was providing free Matric-level education to the students from Balochistan, beside other financial support for the poor people under its various scholarships' schemes.

The VC said the university would set up its Model Study Centre in Ziarat to facilitate the local students.

Currently, more than 20,000 students from Balochistan are enrolled with the AIOU.

The AIOU management was trying to bring drop-out children from Balochistan in the educational net, through distance learning system.

The members of the senior judiciary appreciated the AIOU for its wide-ranging set-up and the new initiatives for improving the educational facilities in Balochistan and assured their all possible support to the cause of education.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 30th, 2020.


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