ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has upgraded its academic faculties for the overseas Pakistanis, particularly those living in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Sultanate of Oman and Bahrain.
The AIOU is the only public sector institution in the country that has been providing educational facilities to the Pakistani citizens abroad for the last many years, through distance learning system, a press release Wednesday said.
Some of the programmes have been upgraded as per the directives of the Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui. Accordingly online learning system is being introduced that is compatible with international standard.
The programmes are being offered include Allisan-ul-Arabi (Basic Arabic Course),`Arabic Bool Chal’, Secondary School Certificate (Metric), Higher Secondary School Certificate (FA), bachelor degree and short-term courses.
Admission in these programmes will start from August 1. Aspiring candidates would be able to download admission forms from the university’s official website.
The Pakistanis stationed in these countries could submit their admissions forms along with the prescribed fee in foreign currency within the stipulated date. Last date of the admission will be September 5.
According to the Directorate of Overseas Education, as per the directives of the vice chancellor the overseas Pakistanis are being provided maximum facilities in admission, examination and books’ mailing process. – APP