ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will continue to provide free matric education to the students of Balochistan and the tribal areas in the semester (Autumn 2018 semester).
According to the university’s Directorate of Admissions, the desiring students can approach the regional offices in their respective area to avail the facility. The new admissions will begin from August 1. This is first-time in the history of AIOU that free education at the secondary-level has been made available for marginalised or less-developed areas.
The step is a special gesture towards the students of less-developed and far-flung regions. The university has set aside its financial gains in its efforts of providing educational facilities to the students of Balochistan and the tribal areas. The university is already providing free education to neglected sections of the society that include disabled persons, prisoners, drop-out girls and transgender group.
Now they are taking care of economically less-privileged areas of the country, by making this basic education free for the students of Baluchistan and FATA. This is the part of the initiatives, taken during the last about four years to facilitate the people to continue their future study.