ISLAMABAD, Feb 11 (INP): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) announced here that it will continue to provide Matric education free of cost to the students of Baluchistan and tribal areas of Khyber Pakhtoon Khwa (KPK) former FATA for spring semester 2019.
The AIOU is only educational institution in the country that has made available free education to marginalized or less-developed areas of the country at the secondary-level.
The admissions for Matric have already declared that will continue till March 5.
Vice Chancellor Professor Dr. Zia-Ul-Qayyum hoped that the students of these two areas will take benefit of this facility.
Proving free education to students of Baluchistan and tribal region is meant to supplement the government’s efforts to upgrade educational facilities in the country and to bring maximum number of the people in the educational net.
The University is already providing free education to neglected sections of the society that include disabled persons, prisoners, drop-out girls and transgender group.
Accordingly, the University takes care of economically less-privileged areas of the country.
It may be mentioned here that the AIOU had already waived off tuition fee for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the tribal areas. It is also providing scholarships to the deserving students to ensure that nobody should be deprived of education due to financial constraints.