ISLAMABAD, April 12: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) in collaboration with US Consulate has re-launched English Access Micro Scholarship Programme in Gujranwala Region. The purpose of this initiative is to provide access to youngster education and employment opportunities through language teaching.
According to Dr. SairaMaqbool, Program Coordinator, this 2-year English Access Micro Scholarship Program is funded by the US Consulate in Lahore. AIOU has offered this program again after the successful conclusion of its first batch. 800 forms were received, and 100 students including 50 girls and 50 boys were selected after a written test and interview. This program is offered to the students of Gujranwala. Classes will be held thrice a week at the University’s Regional Campus Gujranwala after school hours. The program is free and the students will receive a US Certification after the completion of this course.
As per the approval of Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum, 100 tablets have been purchased for academic purposes for selected students. He expressed his hope that the English Access Micro Scholarship Program would highlight the new generation’s ability to compete and participate in higher education.
Regional Director Gujranwala campus AIOU, Dr. QaiserKazmi welcomed Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, Director Language Program, US Consulate and Program Coordinators, Dr. SairaMaqbool and SaminaRana who visited the Regional Campus to give a detailed briefing on the program to the selected students.-PR