Challenges such as imparting education on the youths in the Islamic world were discussed by eminent scholars, researchers, edcuationists and universities’ heads during a virtual session of the 3rd session of the General Assembly of COMSTECH Inter-Islamic Network on Virtual Universities held at the main campus of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU).
Vice chancellors, rectors, and senior academicians from virtual universities of Syria, Malaysia, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Iran, Turkey, Tunisia, Gabon (Africa), Chad (Africa), and other countries attended the event, while heads of 34 member universities participated virtually.
Coordinator General CINVU, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Iqbal Chaudhry said that the population under the age of 23 in the Islamic world is about 1.56 billion and it is almost impossible to provide formal education to all of them. CINVU can play a key role to provide educational development in member countries. He added that the main difference between developed and developing countries is the current gap in the field of education and research. He congratulated the Vice Chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University on convening the third meeting of the general assembly of CINVU.
President, Executive Committee CINVU & Vice Chancellor, AIOU, Prof Dr Ziaul Qayyum said that online or virtual mode of education is the most important need of the hour. The whole world realized that it was not possible to provide education without an online system in Covid 19. Dr. Zia said that AIOU has digitized its entire system and is now providing online education all over the world.
Vice Chancellor, Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ali said that AIOU had made significant progress in the last three years under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum. He said that QAU has also started the process of digitalization and we have requested AIOU for assistance.