AIOU Receives Praise from Caretaker Minister for Battling Illiteracy

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Allama Iqbal Open University’s (AIOU) contribution was praised by the caretaker Federal Minster of Education to fight against illiteracy in the seminar and AIOU’s nationwide reach was also admired.

The seminar addressed the challenge of unenrolled children and encouraged them to redefine the literacy concept of digital required skills. For the advancement of education in Pakistan, a collective commitment was made by AIOU, NCHD, and JICA.    

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Celebrating Literacy and Educational Dedication: AIOU’s Impactful Seminar

Recently on the 8th of September the Caretaker Federal Minister for Education and Professional Training, Madad Ali Sindhi praised the devotion and contribution of Allam Iqbal Open University in the fight against illiteracy. This praise came during the seminar organized by the AIOU on International Literacy Day on which the transformative role of education was addressed.


Acknowledging AIOU’s Remarkable Contributions

AIOU has been the hope for many individuals seeking education. With its mission to provide a manageable and reachable education to all, AIOU has made an important step in to fight against illiteracy across the country. The Caretaker Federal Minster shared his gratitude for the academic services and nationwide reach provided by AIOU.

Honoring AIOU’s Vice Chancellor for Nationwide Educational Services

One of the foundations of the AIOU’s success is its wide reach in the nation. AIOU’s services are spread in every corner of Pakistan which deliver quality education to those who might be left behind. With distance learning programs and advanced teaching practices, AIOU has been active in making education accessible.

The Caretaker Federal Minister’s admiration was not only limited to AIOU’s services; he also took the opportunity to share his compliments to the AIOU’s Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood.


Challenges in Education: The Need for Change

Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood pointed out a serious issue that astounding number of children not enrolled in academic institutes. Three crore children in Pakistan remain without access to education even after 76 years passed after the independence. This sobering statistic is a matter of great concern which requires a comprehensive strategy to address effectively.

Digital Literacy: A Catalyst for Positive Change

Prof. Dr. Nasir Mahmood highlighted the transformative power of digital literacy in effecting positive change. By equipping individuals with digital skills, AIOU and similar institutions can empower learners to access information, engage in online education, and participate in the global economy.

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Distinguished Voices Join the Discussion

This seminar which is organized by AIOU also contained the insights of other individuals. Dean of the Faculty of Sciences, Prof. Dr. Irshad Ahmed Arshad, highlighted the importance of interdisciplinary academics and the role of science in driving innovation and progress.

Moreover, the Director General of the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD), Mirza Nasiruddin Mashhood Ahmed, shared his valuable views on the wider encounters in education and the efforts required to address them.

A Collaborative Commitment to Education

The seminar was an excellent example of teamwork in the quest for educational excellence. AIOU, in collaboration with the National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), established a shared pledge to fight illiteracy as well as for the advancement of education in Pakistan.



The seminar organized by AIOU on International Literacy Day served as a powerful reminder of the vital role that academic institutions play in fighting against illiteracy and encouraging lifelong learning in Pakistan. A redefined vision of literacy and the use of technology for positive change is highlighted in the need for advanced technologies in education. As Pakistan and the world continue to struggle with academic challenges, it is events such as these serve as powerful fuel for the determination to create a more educated society accessible to all.