AIOU VC Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum directed to offer free education to transgender

Dr. Jamil Akhtar 

Islamabad: Vice Chancellor AIOU, Professor Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum has directed all administrative, servicing, and academic departments of the university to work for the provision of free education to those who cannot afford education due to some financial, social, cultural or even physical constraints.

Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has offered free education to transgender, the most neglected and marginalized segment of our society, from marticulation to M.phil level.

According to the detail, the AIOU offered free education to the marginalized and disadvantaged sections of the society, especially transgender, disables, and prisoners.

Director Students Affairs, Rana Tariq Javed informed that AIOU Vice Chancellor was determined to eliminate all obstacles in the process of getting an education.

He further added that according to the Vice Chancellor’s instructions, nobody would be deprived of the basic right to education because of either poverty or disability, therefore, AIOU would provide free of cost but quality education at the doorsteps of such segments of the society.

AIOU was a national institution and striving hard to realize the dream of Education for All, he added.

Rana Tariq said the university had advertised admissions for Autumn 2020 Semester and transgender, prisoners or individuals with a disability might apply for the advertised programs, however, all such interested candidates would submit admission forms in their respective regional offices.

He informed the university did not demand even registration fee from the blind people.

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