Published On: Thu, Jan 16th, 2014
Published in Category: Education / General

AIOU to set-up 200- exam centers to facilitate students of far-flung regions

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ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU) will set-up 200 hundred exam centers this year at the country’s far-flung and remote regions in order to ensure availability of academic facilities at their nearest places.

Necessary process to the effect has already been started. The facility is aimed at helping the students particularly females to have accessibility to quality education, said the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi.

The University, he said wished to ensure availability of educational necessary facility so that each Muslim can acquire knowledge as per teachings of the Holy Prophet (SAW).

The University has set-up thirty tele-information centers on immediate basis in the country’s remote and under-privileged regions to facilitate the students for receiving information about their admissions, exams, tutors and assignments.

These centers are being equipped with computers, tele-printers and scanners so that students could use them for doing their academic work.

These centers will be electronically linked with the University’s main campuses to help the students to acquire relevant knowledge/information through video-conferencing and e-learning system. This arrangement will mainly facilitate those students who will live in the country’s remote regions.

Dr. Sangi further said that the work on induction of new technology in the University’s educational system has also been done rapidly. Necessary budgetary allocation for this purpose has been made, he added

In this connection, a meeting of senior officers of the University was held here on Monday to review the arrangements, so that the facility could be made available before the eve of Eid Milad-un-Nabi as a gift to the students. The meeting was presided-over by Prof. Dr. Rashid A Naeem, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences.

The places where the tele-information centers has been setup include, Hangu, Kohat, Bannu, Haripur, Dassu, Skardu, Khuzdar, Uthal, Bagh (AK), Shikarpur, Moro, Kot Addu, Bhakkar, Sibi, Kohlu, Rawalakot, Nawabshah, Mandi Bahauddin, Ahmad Pur Sial, and Kallar Kahar.

Part-time Regional Coordinators have been appointed to supervise these centers. The Vice-Chancellor will personally in contact with the Regional Campuses to ensure that the students can receive best services at these tele-centers.

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