Students of Balochistan and Federally Administrated Tribal Area (FATA) will get free education from spring 2018 through the distance learning program of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
This is not the first-time that AIOU is providing free education at secondary-level for the underprivileged lot of the country.
Two week ago, we saw Vice Chancellor Prof Dr. Shahid Siddiqui announce free education for the transgenders and now he has taken this big step of waving the fees for students of Balochistan and FATA.
The revelation was made by Dr Shahid Siddiqui while speaking in the National Conference on English language and Literature.
The two day event was organized by the AIOU English Department in collaboration with the Higher Education Commission (HEC). According to the VC, education till matric has been called free for the students of Balochistan and FATA.
Giving free education to Balochistan and FATA’s students is expected to improve educational facilities in the nation and bring maximum number of people in the educational net.
AIOU has already been providing free schooling to the oft-neglected sections of the nation which includes the disabled persons, captives, drop-out girls and transgender group.
The university has also waived tuition fee for the internally displaced persons (IDPs) of the tribal areas. In addition to this, scholarships and grants to the deserving students are also given to make sure no one is left out because of financial problems.