Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) offers free education to the marginalized and disadvantaged sections of the society, especially transgenders, disables, and prisoners.
VC AIOU Professor Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum has directed all administrative, servicing and academic departments of the university to work for provision of free education to those who can’t afford education due to some financial, social, cultural or even physical constraints.
Rana Tariq Javed, Director Students Affairs, informed that AIOU Vice Chancellor is determined to eliminate all obstacles in the process of getting education. He further added that according to the Vice Chancellor’s instructions, nobody would be deprived of the basic right to education because of either poverty or disability, therefore, AIOU will provide free of cost but quality education at the doorsteps of such segments of the society. AIOU is a national institution and is striving hard to realize the dream of ‘Education for All’.