Talking to APP, he said that AIOU while utilizing its experience, will support the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training to impart quality education to the students and ensuring educational atmosphere at their homes.
The university, he said, will also make efforts to release the students’ mental stress during lockdown by sharing the messages of renowned personalities of society and through other positive activities.
He said that federal government and education ministry had taken the services of Open University for the Teleschool project aiming at to save the precious time of students, was wasting during lockdown due to coronavirus.
Under the initiative, AIOU will prepare educational programmes for students in its Institute of Education Technologies and then it will be telecasted through PTV, he added. In that regard, an agreement had been signed between the ptv and Education Ministry, he said.
He said that, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood has planned to continue the initiative of Teleschool even after removing the lockdown. Shafqat Mahmood has also directed to prepare special courses for the education of out of school children, he added.
The university has also decided to facilitate its new and continuing students by giving them option to pay their semester fee in two installments, he added.
As per the decision, Zia said, the new and continuing students of the university were being provided the optional facility to pay their fee for the admissions in MA, MSc, M.Ed, B.Ed, BS, BA, BBA, Associate Degree and Post Graduate Diplomas for semester Spring 2020 in two equal installments.