AIOU to provide education to Afghan refugees
ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has recently enrolled a number of Afghan refugees in Matric and FA programs, so as to help them improving their education while living in Pakistan. According to Educational Rehabilitation Institute for Afghan Refugees in Baluchistan, the AIOU is considered as a best option that can meet the educational needs of Afghan brothers and sisters in an accessible way.
As per the academic plan, the AIOU will provide them learning facilities in their refugee camps, books will be sent by post and tutors will visit them and guide them in the camps. The university will also conduct examination on the premises of camps.
Currently, the Afghan refugees are living all over the country and the government of Pakistan along with the international organizations have been trying to rehabilitate them in health, vocational training and education sectors through their financial and infrastructural support.
In order to implement this task, the Allama Iqbal Open University also tried to be a helping hand as a part of its national duty.
During the admissions, Spring this year, efforts were made particularly in Baluchistan to enroll the refugees as per their desire and convenience. In this process, around 150 Afghans were registered. - APP