Turkish students join AIOU to learn Urdu


Staff Reporter

A group of Turkish students have joined the Allama lqbal Open University (AIOU) under a six-week special course arranged by the University’s Department of Urdu to learn Urdu language and acquaint themselves with Pakistani culture and its historical traditions.
Welcoming the students, Vice Chancellor Professor Dr Zia-Ul-Qayyum said it was their pride developing interaction with the Muslim countries in the field of education.
According to the chairman Department of Urdu Dr Abdul Aziz Sahir, during the study period, the students will be taken to some country’s historical places to apprise them about Pakistani culture and social traditions.
Currently, the AIOU has students’ exchange programme with Indonesia and Kyrgyzstan while recently Minister of Education from Belarus Michael A Zhuravhov visited the AIOU and showed keen interest in developing cooperative partnership between the two sides at the higher education level.

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