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Allama Iqbal Open University allocates Rs80 million to strength Centre for Instructional Design

Islamabad: “Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has allocated Rs. 80 million for upgrading its newly constructed department “Centre for Instructional Design (CID)” to facilitate its students learning through ‘state-of-the-art’ designing system.

This centre will serve as model to education the students through electronic and advanced communication system, this was stated by Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi, Vice-Chancellor, AIOU while addressing to the farewell party hosted by academicians and all the staff members of CID in the honour of Prof. Dr. Javed Iqbal, Dean Faculty of Education on his retirement.

He also announced that the AIOU will spend Rs. 90 million, donated by a foreign country for training of its academic staff that will give a big boost to capacity building for educating their students.

Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi said that value-added and job-oriented education is the main focus of the University. 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 , he added.

Dr. Sangi said that 300 Model Study Centers would be established in remote parts of the country which would be fully equipped with state of the art facilities.

Dr. Sangi said that the University was laying special focus on the education of those students who are living in the far flung areas and belong to deprived section of the society. He said the teachers’ role have become more productive due to recently introduced E-learning and Video- Conferencing System, through which they are reaching at the door-step of the students.

Dr. Sangi said that the quality and services of AIOU have been recognized not only domestically but at the international level as well. AIOU has signed different MoUs with national and international universities for improving the standard of education.

Dr. Sangi also praised the efforts of Dr. Javed Iqbal in establishing the Centre for Instructional Design” that was helping the students to learn through electronic and email system, in addition to written material.

In his address, Dr. Muhammad Javed Iqbal, Ex-Director CID enlightened the aims and objectives of establishment of CID and highlighted the achievements obtained in the short span of time. General Secretary of the Academic Staff Association and the Senior Officer of CID also spoke on the occasion and eulogized the patronage and services rendered by the Vice-Chancellor in development the Center on most modern line .

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Students Advisory and
Counselling Services, Gateway
Block, First Floor,
Allama Iqbal Open University
Sector H-8,
Islamabad-44000
Tell: 051-9057816,051-9057152
Email: director_sac@aiou.edu.pk

Allama Iqbal Open University allocates Rs. 47.5 million for capacity-building of its academic and professional staff

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.

For more information, contact:
Directorate of Students Advisory and
Counselling Services, Gateway
Block, First Floor,
Allama Iqbal Open University
Sector H-8,
Islamabad-44000
Tell: 051-9057816,051-9057152
Email: director_sac@aiou.edu.pk