AIOU to modernize its admission, mailing and examination system
ISLAMABAD, Dec 8 (Online): Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has decided to modernize its admission, books’ mailing and examination system to provide best possible services to its students.
Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Sdiddiqui while addressing a two-day workshop that aimed at enhancing capacity and professional skill of their staff member said the AIOU is now engaged in bringing qualitative improvement in the University’s overall working and consolidating what have achieved over the years.
A number of initiatives have been taken in the recent months to address the genuine grievances of the students which are the University’s main asset, Dr. Siddiqui said adding, “No university in the country can match with the academic infrastructure and facilities, available to AIOU, and now all possible efforts were being made to take full advantage of them.”
He noted that the University has already touched the highest figure in term of students’ enrollment (1.3 million) and now focus being laid on the quality of education that was providing them. University’s Call-Center’ is also being strengthened so that the students’ queries could be attended efficiently. He advised the staff working in the ‘Call Center’ to show decency and good behavior while attending the incoming calls.
Professional development is another important area, which he said is a key to survive in today’s competitive world. Training sessions will be arranged on regular basis for the professional development of their academic and non-academic staff, he added.
Earlier, Shah Farrakh, Director Students Adviser Services in his welcome remarks explained the objectives of the workshop and said the Vision of the VC about University’s development will be fulfilled to serve the students in possible way.
Dr. Siddiqui also addressed a five-day indigenous on-campus training (IOT) workshop for administrative/non-teaching staff on ’good governance and administrative skills’. It was arranged in collaboration with Higher Education Commission (HEC) under Modern University Governance Program aimed at enhancing the professional capacity and skill of the University’s employees, enabling them to provide efficient services to their students.