Islamabad: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has allocated Rs. 47.5 million for training and development to enhance the capacity-building of their academic staff to ensure provision of quality education to their students.
“ We are leading one in capacity-building of our academic staff so that they could deliver best possible education to the young generation through distance-learning, said the vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi while addressing the oath- taking ceremony of the AIOU’s Academic Staff Association (ASA).
Newly elected office-bearers including President Prof. Dr. Syed Zafar Ilyas and General Secretary Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Ch. were administered oath of their office by the Vice-Chancellor. Rs. 5 million will be spent during the current year for training purpose.
Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi further said, the AIOU has also the distinction of providing education to its students through E-learning and instructional designing system. Value-added and job-oriented education is the main focus of their research and development activities. The AIOU wished to help the government to address the country’s main like illiteracy and unemployment, he added.
All the relevant departments of the AIOU are being equipped with the latest equipments and computer-software’s so that they could effectively address the problems being faced by the students in enhancing their knowledge and professional skill in various disciplines. The academic staff should adopt community-serving approach, ensuring access of quality education across the board throughout the country, he asserted.
While highlighting the achievements of the AIOU during the last two years, Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi said the now the students were getting syllabus books well before the start of each session and they were also being taught through E-learning system including video conferencing He urged the new office-bearers of ASA to fulfill their responsibilities with commitment to serve the national cause as well as playing their role in the university’s image-building. Both new and old office-bearers of Academic Staff Association (ASA), all academic staff and officers of the University attended the oath-taking ceremony.
The new elected bearers included Vice President Nomana Anjum, Joint Secretary, Dr. Naveed Sultana, Finance Secretary Mahmood ul Hassan and executive members Syed Imran Haider, Dr. Muhammad Sher, Dr. Abdul Hameed Khan and Shafiq Qadir Memon.
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