ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will launch some new academic programmes from Tuesday, August 1 with start of Autumn 2017 session, it was announced on Sunday.
These include PhD elementary teachers’ education, PhD, MS public nutrition and BS accounting and finance. All told 23 new academic programmes have been introduced in a short span of time to cover a wide-range of disciplines relating to country’s socio-economic development.
This is in line with recent initiatives undertaken by AIOU Vice Chancellor Dr Shahid Siddiqui expanding the scope of education, as per the need of society. The university is already running over 100 academic programmes from Matric to PhD-level. Besides these, there are diploma and short-courses as well. It has four faculties relating to sciences, social sciences, education and Islamic studies and each one was coming up with new programmes of public interest.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2017.