AIOU to start computer science degree for remote areas students

PAKISTAN OBSERVER- Monday, January 07, 2013 – Islamabad—Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will inaugurate the BS (Computer Science) classes in the two remote regions of the country Umerkot and Dera Ghazi Khan on January 9, (Wednesday) at 9:30 a.m. The step, taken to open doors for students of remote region of the country to get professional degree in BS Computer Science, will get teaching facility through Video-Conferencing, being arranged by the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).

The AIOU already registered twenty nine students for Umerkot and twenty students from DG Khan who will be imparted teaching facility in a high profile professional programme, said a news release issued here on Sunday.

This is a part of AIOU’s ongoing efforts to provide IT based education to the students of far-flung and neglected areas, enabling them to get equal opportunities in the country’s social-economic developments.

The AIOU is negotiating with some prominent soft-ware houses in the country who could provide internship facility as well as scholarships to the students as a special case.

The inaugural ceremony will be presided over by the Chief Executive Officer, NetSol Technologies Inc, Salim Ghauri while Noor Muhammad Jadamani, Ex-Ambassador to Japan who hails from Umerkot will b e guest of honor of the occasion.

The Vice-Chancellor AIOU, Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi will brief the participants about the steps being taken to introduce skill-based socio-economic programmes in the country.

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