Category: Student Corner
Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to open around 3,000 study centres throughout the country as part of rural internet school education programme.
AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi said this on Friday while talking to Dawn. He said initially, a model study center at Umarkot campus, some 400 kilometers away from Hyderabad had been started.
He said model study centre would help combat illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and backwardness in the region. He said university would soon start PhD programme in the field of computer sciences. He said it had been decided to interconnect rural and urban centers through video conferencing to ensure equal facilities for rural students.
Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice Chancellor Nazir A. Sangi has said that the university would launch e-learning facility through Internet to conduct workshops across the country.
Talking to APP in an exclusive interview, he said that students, who hail from remote and adjacent areas, can attend the workshops through e-learning facility.
He said that e-learning project would be completed within one year and workshops would be conducted in various languages including English, Urdu and other regional languages including Sindhi.
After the completion of the project, the workshops would be held in subjects like MBA, M.Com, Education, Journalism, Information Technology etc, he added. To a question, Nazir Sangi said that it is big achievement of the administration of AIOU in launching the new campuses in various parts of Sindh to promote the learning society.
He said that the university has established the commission for Umerkot campus and also provided all the facilities including library, hostels, video conference and auditorium, adding the workshops in various courses will be held here.
He said, “The university is planning to set up AIOU Jamshoro campus at Sindh University. I have talked to the VC Sindh University and Sindh government and its PC-1 is underway.” He said that AIOU is providing quality education to the 30,0000 students in different subjects.
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|Female||1360446 ( 48.00 %)|
|Sex Ratio (males per 100 females)||108.4|
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|Urban Population||662990 (23.39 %)|
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|Literacy Ratio (10 +)||37.1%|
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|Pacca Housing Units||162894 (37.49%)|
|Housing Units having Electricity||212375 (48.88 %)|
|Housing Units having Piped Water||41775 (9.61 %)|
|Housing Units using Gas for Cooking||22025 (5.07 %)|