Int'l women Day 2018: AIOU's female enrollment reaches 57 percent

04:01 PM | 8 Mar, 2018
Int'l women Day 2018: AIOU's female enrollment reaches 57 percent
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ISLAMABAD - Annual enrollment of female students with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has reached around 57 percent of total figures of 1.3 million, that contributes to the national goal, bringing the women in the mainstream of the country’s socio-economic development.

This was stated by the Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Shahid Siddiqui while highlighting the singular role of the AIOU to this effect, on International Women Day that is celebrated world over on March 8.

In his message on the occasion, he said women empowerment will remain their special focus in all the academic programs, being carried out by University.

The 57 percent ratio of female enrolment reflects the University’s continuous efforts to bring them into the educational net and enabling them to take part in the country’s socio-economic activities as an equal partner.

The University’s Gender Studies department has recently launched a number of activities relating to women, including a regular series of workshops on the rights of women, as available to them under the existing laws.

It will soon be introducing M.Phil degrees on gender and women’s studies in order to sensitize the community about the gender role in the country’s socio-economic development.

The Vice-Chancellor announced that they will expand their on-going programs providing education to drop-out girl students in the province of Baluchistan. The students of backward areas deserved special attention, accordingly, he added, now they will focus on their education, at middle and secondary level.-Online