AIOU-OAKCD to establish Information, Research Centre on inclusive education

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Islamabad—Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and Omar Asghar Khan Centre for Development (OAKCD) would establish ‘Information & Research Center on Inclusive Education’ at AIOU’s main premises. The main aim of establishing the centre is to promote inclusive, equitable and quality education through capacity- building, research and advocacy. Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Shahid Siddiqui inked the agreement on behalf of AIOU, while the OAKCD was represented by its chairperson Ms. Samia Raoof Ali, said a press release.
Dr Siddiqui hoped that the agreement would help developing positive and constructive attitude both at the level of faculty and the students.
This is a part of the University’s concerted efforts to promote capacity-building of the staff and to achieve ultimate objective of quality education. The University, he added was enhancing its collaborative partnership with national and international institutions to facilitate the students in their educational pursuits. He underlined the importance of education for special students and said a speech-therapy centre will be set up for the needy children. The AIOU is already providing totally free education to the handicapped and visually impaired students.
Dr Tanzila Nabeel, chairperson department of special education, AIOU highlighted the main objectives of the document and thanked the OAKCD for its support in teachers’ training and professional development for other programs.—APP