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October 13, 2010



October 13, 2010

Rs 200m earmarked for flood-hit students: AIOU VC
From Our Correspondent
DERA GHAZI KHAN: Allama Iqbal Open University Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi has said that it is the only distant university where the number of students is 600,000 while the university has allocated Rs 200 million for waiving off the dues of students belonging to flood-hit areas for the autumn semester.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday night, he said that 15 regional offices, out of total 36, were affected by the recent flood. He said that the dues amounting to Rs 2.7 million of 23,000 students of undergraduate courses belonging to Dera Ghazi Khan division had been waived while 55 per cent postgraduate students had been provided books from other regional offices’ students who had passed the examination.
The vice-chancellor said that the university’s website had been developed from where the students could get print of the result cards besides removing the objection to the admission forms. He said that the university would establish a radio station at its all thirty-six regional offices while the electronic magazine would also be issued. He claimed that owing to the deadliest flood in the country, about 85,000 students were affected while books had been distributed among 99,000 students. He said that out of the 650,000 students, about 500,000 belonged to Punjab.
The VC said that the university had recently launched language courses in French, English, German, Arabic and others that would be helpful in getting overseas jobs, particularly in Middle East. Controller Examination Ali Asghar Hasnain, Hafeezullah, regional directors Rasool Bakhash Behram and Ghulam Hussain Khosa were also present. Later, dinner was served in honour of the vice-chancellor at the regional office. Government Postgraduate College Principal Prof Dr Najeeb Ahmed Malghani, Government College for Boys Layyah Principal Zafar Alam Zafari, BISE Controller Examination Abdul Waheed

Khan Qaisrani, Agriculture College Principal Dr Muhammad Iqbal Khan Changwani and BISE Secretary Syed Kausar Bukhari were also present.

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