AIOU, JICA, UNESCO to strengthen cooperation in education sector

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and UNESCO will further strengthen their collaborative partnership to promote non-formal learning system, laying greater focus on adult education and teaching of drop-out girls.

The proposals to this effect were discussed during the visit to AIOU by Hirotaka Sekiguchi, a senior official of National Federation of UNESCO Association.

Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui briefed him on the new initiatives of the University in promoting adult literacy and providing educational facilities to drop-out girls as well as meeting the academic needs of marginalized sections of the society said a press release issued here.

He appreciated the UNESCO and JICA for their technical and financial support in strengthening the University’s TV/Radio network in the teaching process. The AIOU and JICA were collaborating with each other for the last 21 years that proved very productive in upgrading the University’s technology-based learning system.