AIOU sets up Adult literacy Centre

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has set up a Adult Literacy Centre here at its main Campus, as a model to teach those who could not avail the schooling facility at their early age.

Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui told reporter here on Tuesday that initially, this facility will be available for the University’s illiterate employees.

He hoped that it would work as a model for meeting the basic educational needs of illiterates in order to make their daily life comfortable and more productive.

The initiative, he said is also aimed at capacity-building of the staff, enabling them to deliver the best in performing their official duties.

The facility will be free of cost. The University is actively engaged in providing education to all segments of the society that is only way-out to realize the dream of a better future, he added.

He said the centre will be run by the University’s department of Distance and Non-Formal Continuing Education, and its senior faculty members will voluntarily devote their services to teach the illiterate employees, through a especially designed lesson-plan.

Chairman of the department, Dr Mohammad Ajmal told this scribe that this programme will be for a period of three months, with the enrollment of 30 employees of lower cadre.