ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has advised its prospective students to submit their admission forms for autumn 2017 semester by Tuesday.
According to Director Admissions, this was the late date fixed earlier for all the academic programmes from Matric to PhD for enrolment, a press release said on Monday.
The students were provided the opportunity on the instructions of the Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui in order to accommodate aspiring students, particularly those from far-flung regions.
There were a big number of students who had collected prospectus for the admission this time, as compared to the corresponding period last year. It was hoped that the applicants will avail the facility submitting their admission forums on a nominal late fee.
The ratio of fresh students taking admission is highly encouraging. It was noted that the retention rate of continuing students also went up.
There has been considerable rush of aspiring students in the recent days at the University’s regional and coordinating offices across the country for seeking admission.
Interest being shown by the students continuing their study through the distance learning system is highly remarkable, the Director said adding, it also reflects the growing trust of the people in the University’s learning system that has been further improved through smart use of new technology and better management of admission and examination process.