AIOU approves 10 schemes to support poor students


The Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has endorsed ten plans worth Rs100 million to help poor and penniless understudies through grants and charge concession.

The plans were officially endorsed at the primary gathering of AIOU governing body here on Tuesday. The gathering was managed by AIOU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dr. Nazir Ahmed Sangi. A spending plan of Rs100 million was affirmed to actualize the plans during the current money related year.

Through these plans, money related help will be given to poor people and destitute understudies, empowering them to meet their instructive costs. It was chosen to expand the extent of its current understudies’ help subsidize plan to cover the most extreme number of the poor understudies, giving unwinding in their charge and urging them to proceed with their future examination.

Tending to the executive gathering, Dr. Sangi said that the plans offer all conceivable monetary alleviation to the poor understudies in their expense and other instructive use. The recipients of these will incorporate each one of the individuals who can’t meet instructive costs and merited budgetary help from the state.

The AIOU, being an open area college, thinks about its principal obligation to give instructive offices to all fragments of society no matter how you look at it. It is being guaranteed that no one ought to be left of instructive office on account of money related limitations. Endeavors have been made to suit all the meriting and capable understudies.

An uncommon plan adding up to Rs20 million was likewise affirmed to give temporary position low maintenance employments to the penniless understudies to meet their instructive consumption. This plan named as ‘Procure to Learn’ plan will be first of its sort being presented in the nation. It will be officially propelled on Wednesday.

It was likewise chosen to expand yearly financial plan of the Students Support Fund from Rs10 million to Rs20 million. It was additionally concluded that monetary help to this degree will currently be accessible to the understudies

for three semesters. Prior, it was allowable just for one semester.

Different plans endorsed in the gathering include: merit grants, grant for networks, grant for ladies, extraordinary grant for debilitated understudies. Grants will likewise be offered to the understudies of the remote districts of the nation where the proficiency rate is under 50 percent. The grants will be in real money or looking like free abatement. The territorial advisory groups will evaluate the necessities of the understudies and suggest for grant. These plans will likewise assist with advancing the proficiency rate in the nation, Dr. Sangi said in his closing comments.

Prior, Deputy Treasurer Chaudhary Muhammad Asghar featured the points and destinations of the plan giving their noteworthiness and effect on the understudies bolster exercises.

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