ISLAMABAD: Students of Balochistan and Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) will get free education from spring 2018 through the distance learning system of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui made this announcement while addressing the National Conference on English language and Literature, which concluded here after a number of proposals were accepted in order to expand the knowledge-corridor of English learning.
This is first-time that AIOU is offering free education at secondary-level for the people of marginalised or less-developed areas of the country.
The two-day event was organised by the university’s department of English Language and Applied Linguistics in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC).
The university has already been providing free education to the oft-neglected sections of the society, that include disabled persons, prisoners, drop-out girls and transgender group. Now they are going to take care of the economically less-privileged areas of the country, by making education till Matriculation, free for the students of Balochistan and FATA, according to the VC