Tag Archives: AIOU

Terror alert: Welfare organisation, AIOU get bomb threats

ISLAMABAD:  Suspected terrorists have threatened to bomb Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and a welfare organisation, police sources revealed on Thursday. An AIOU security officer went to the police to report that an unidentified man called him and threatened to bomb the university. Following the threat, police officials including the bomb disposal squad searched the university and declared it clear. ...

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Spring 2014: MS, MPhill, Phd exams commence in AIOU

ISLAMABAD:  Final exams of MS, MPhil and Phd programmes for the spring semester at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will start today (Monday). This was stated by Iqbal Hussain, the varsity’s controller of exams through a press release. The roll number slips, he said, have been sent to all eligible candidates at their given addresses through postal mail service. The ...

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Distance learning: AIOU new head vows to fix issues

ISLAMABAD:  The new Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) vice-chancellor, Dr Shahid Siddiqui, has said that all available resources will be utilised to focus on research and to facilitate students in getting distance learning degree programmes. AIOU has been marred by internal administrative squabbling and allegation of nepotism and favouritism by those holding top positions. During the tenure of former VC ...

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Various programmes: AIOU final exams from Oct 20

ISLAMABAD:  Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) will conduct its final exams of ATTC, PTC, CT and BEd programmes for the 2014 spring semester from October 20. This was announced by AIOU Controller of Exams Iqbal Hussain, who also informed that roll number slips have been dispatched to all eligible/enrolled students at their given addresses. Students who fail to receive their ...

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Final round: Siddiqi, Ashraf likely to be VCs of AIOU, QAU

ISLAMABAD:  After a passage of 12 days, a summary for the appointment of the heads of three varsities has finally been forwarded to President Mamnoon Hussain. On Thursday, Minister of State for Federal Education and Professional Training Balighur Rehman and the secretary signed off on list with nine names shortlisted. A seven-member panel was tasked with interviewing candidates for vice-chancellors ...

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Double role: Every AIOU student to be enrolled as PRCS volunteer

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) on Friday signed an agreement to develop a volunteer force from AIOUS students. Under the accord, 1.4 million students of the university would be enrolled as volunteers, enabling them to work in a state of natural disaster or human tragedy. The students will be asked to give their consent ...

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Broader horizons: AIOU opens admissions for expats in Middle East

ISLAMABAD:  The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced opening of admissions of Elementary Arabic Course, SSC (Matric), HSSC (Intermediate) and Bachelor’s (BA) level programmes for Pakistanis in the Middle East. Pakistanis in Middle East countries can download the admission forms and prospects from the university’s website (del.aiou.edu.pk), Director admissions of the varsity, Syed Ziaul Hasnain, said in a press ...

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Illegal appointments: Nepotism, favouritism continue at AIOU

ISLAMABAD:  Total disregard for merit, violation of rules and nepotism have become a norm at the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), the largest distance learning institute of the country, as two lecturers and an assistant registrar has been inducted in the university in violation of the rules. An official in the university on the condition of anonymity told The Express ...

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Looking out for number one: AIOU VC recommends himself for promotion

ISLAMABAD:  Fair play does not seem to be among the rules of the game at Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU), where, in violation of set rules, two top officials have recommended themselves for promotion to grade-22. Whether the two meet the required criteria can also be questioned. On May 7, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Acting Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Asghar ...

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Results out: AIOU announces BEd results

ISLAMABAD:  The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) on Friday announced result of the BEd programme for the Autumn Semester, 2013. Acting AIOU Vice-Chancellor Dr Ali Asghar Chishti pushed the button to declare the results. Controller Exams Hamid Khan Niazi said that a total of 135,891 students sat the BEd exam at 665 centers across the country. The result has been ...

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