ISLAMABAD  – Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) is playing unparalleled role in eliminating illiteracy from the country by providing equal access to quality education for neglected segment of society at their doorstep through modern means of information technology i.e. video-conferencing, internet etc.

This was stated by Vice-Chancellor, AIOU, Prof. Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi at the concluding ceremony of the 3-days workshop on “Spectroscopic and Electrochemistry Techniques” for College Teachers arranged by the Department of Chemistry, AIOU with the assistance of Higher Education Commission.

College teachers from different colleges of Abbottabad, Bannu, Chakwal, KPK, Azad Kashmir, Rawalpindi and Islamabad attended the workshop.

Workshop’s aim was to provide an opportunity of on-hands experience of the use of Spectrophotometers and Electrochemical system, so that they can confidently demonstrate their students during labs related to spectroscopy and electrochemistry. While addressing to the concluding ceremony, Dr. Sangi announced setting-up of a Science Club to involve and encourage youth for promotion of Science and Technology in the country.

The Club will work under the name of ‘Science for the Society’ on country-wide basis. Prof. Dr. Naghmana Rashid, chairperson, department of  Chemistry , AIOU will supervise the club.

Under the scheme, Dr. Sangi said that the students of AIOU and other educational institutions will be invited to give their projects that could be useful for resolving issues, being faced by the under-privilege sections of the society particularly those living in the rural areas.

The Vice-Chancellor pointed out that the AIOU will provide all possible academic and financial support to the efforts of overcoming the problems relating to energy, water-shortage, food and health under this club.