ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will be developed as hub of social, literary and cultural activities to encourage talents and positive attitude for establishment of a healthy society, said vice chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui.
Inaugurating newly constructed officers club at the university’s main campus here, he said all possible steps would be taken to promote a healthy and constructive environment for the students and the employees as well.
The club includes cafeteria, gymnasium and the facility for the family get-to-gather. The officers will be able to enjoy quality food, to be arranged by a local restaurant on all working days. The club will be a symbol of high-standard University, the vice chancellor said adding the good working environment is a part a University’s image-building.
A good University, he said is known by the social, cultural and literary activities and it is their utmost efforts to do the same. A number of series have been started in the recent months to develop its main campus hub of such activities.
Dr. Shahid Siddiqui announced that the officers of Higher Education Commission will also be allowed to become the members of this club. The existing building of the club will be expanded to further enhance the recreational activities with a passage of time.
Chairman Club Management’s committee Dr. Amanullah Mamon, and Secretary Chaudhry Asghar also spoke on the occasion, highlighting the different features of the club. The club was made functional in a short span of time, with maximum facilities, due to personal interest of the Vice Chancellor, they added.
Meanwhile AIOU started mailing of books to its enrolled students from Matric to Ph.D level programs. The Students of matric, FA, BA/BEd of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for semester spring, 2015 across the country will receive their books and allied reading material this month.
The books for other programs will be dispatched during next month. The entire proess will be compled by 5 by May 31 next.
The Mailing Department of the University has been given the target date to complete the process, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui while inaugurating the books’ mailing process. The relevant staff has also been advised to ensure accuracy in the mailing system to avoid any inconvenience at the students’ level.
The students will get books at their given address through post offices. All the enrolled students from matric to postgraduate-level will be informed about the mailing date through sms messages, where their cell numbers are available with the University.
Automaton mailing system has been introduced from this semester for the quick delivery of the books. In the first phase, the books will be dispatched to the students of PTC, Matric, F.A. and B.Ed.
According to Director Mailing Department Syed Qamar uddin, books-tracking system has also been introduced and now the students could check information about their books by visiting the university’s website. DNA