AIOU begins short certificate courses

ISLAMABAD: Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has launched six-month short-term certificate courses to meet socio-economic needs of the people.
Mainly these are skill-based courses relating to technical and vocational education. These are aimed at developing trained manpower in the country, says a press statement issued here on Sunday.
After qualifying these courses, the students will be able to start their small-level of business to earn their livelihood, said Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui.
The short-courses of technical nature being offered are: Plant protection, oil seed crops production, farm machinery, dairy farming, poultry farming, ‘jadeed zirat’ improved methods of fruit production, Home and Farm operational management and farm income generating skills.
The University has also introduced short-term courses of Al-lisan ul Arabi, Arbi bol-chal, Lughat-ul-quran and French online,
Major portion of curriculum of these courses have been updated to equip the students with latest knowledge, techniques and methods particularly in the field of agriculture.
The Vice Chancellor has advised directors of the 44-regional offices to facilitate the students in the admission process. The last date for admissions in other academic programs from Matric to PhD level is Sept 5 (Autumn 2018 semester). – NNI

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