MULTAN: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui said Sunday that the AIOU is distributing over 5,000 laptops among its students across the country under the Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme.
Addressing a ceremony where 84 students were given laptops under the government scheme here at the regional office, Dr Siddiqui said that the second phase of free education programme up to matriculation for the students of south Punjab would be launched soon, as the scheme had already commenced in federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and Balochistan.
He said that the university had introduced 26 new programmes during the last three years. He also said that degree verification process was being converted to online system and now it would take only 24 hours for verification of certificates, instead of months.
He said that free education was being offered to special kids and over 1,000 jail prisoners free of cost. He said that 28 national and international conferences and over 100 workshops had been conducted during the last three years.