Published On: Thu, Jan 2nd, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

VC AIOU urges students to help imparting education to deprived people

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Islamabad : Vice-Chancellor, Allama Iqbal Open University(AIOU), Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi has advised the University’s students to help in imparting education to millions of drop-out students who could not avail the facility due to financial constraints or other social reasons.

The students should spare time during their own academic pursuits for others so that no one could be deprived of acquiring knowledge. In his message, on the eve of new year, the Vice-Chancellor emphasized that the educated class should be an helping hand assisting the government to fight-out illiteracy.

The University, he said was actively engaged to reach out to deprived section of the people in every nook and corner of the country. University’s infrastructure network was being established at maximum places to bring educational facilities for the students at their door-steps.

Dr. Nazir Sangi further said that students should also concentrate on character building and development of positive thinking, so that they could become a useful citizens and could play their role in socio-economic development of the country.

The students, he added should follow the footprints of their leaders, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal in developing the country as a true Islamic Welfare State. The University in its academic programmes is projecting knowledge, skill and attitude to ensure a better future.

AIOU, he said during the new year will pay greater attention on equal accessibility to quality education for all sections of the people. Besides, they will also launch academic programmes in those areas where the literacy rate is less than 30%.

It will be ensured that major beneficiaries of the AIOU’s academic programmes should be females and disadvantage population.

AIOU, he said will launch M.Sc degree programs in country’s remote and backward regions, as a part of its ongoing efforts, providing equal accessibility to quality education to all segments of society. These subjects will be introduced in Physics, Chemistry, Mass Communication, Statistics and some others disciplines from next academic year. The University has already allocated Rs. 50 million for setting-up well-equipped laboratories in such regions to facilitate the students.

The AIOU Regional Campuses were increased from 36 to 42 during the last three years. The number of campuses will be further enhanced to 72 by the year 2017.
In order to improve the students’ facilities, particularly in the deprived areas, the examination centres are also being increased. Currently there are five such centres in Balochistan which will be increased to forty at the district level from the next academic year.
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