52pc girls among AIOU students

ISLAMABAD, May 3(Dawn): Fifty-two per cent of students enrolled with the Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) are females and more and more girl students are coming to the university and taking part in its co-curricular activities.

This was stated by Dr Mehmoodul Hassan Butt, vice-chancellor AIOU, while distributing awards to the successful students who participated in a co-curricular programme conducted by the Rawalpindi campus on Wednesday.

According to a press release, the VC said universities should not only impart education but also provide an opportunity to the students to build good moral characters and become active citizens of the country.

Speaking on the occasion, the regional director Rawalpindi said there were 36 campuses of the university in the country. He said according to admission ratio Pindi campus was the biggest. Last year, course enrolment in the region was nearly 1,08,000.

In the Naat contest, Huma Maryum stood first, Kanwal Zahoor second and Safia Masoom grabbed the third position. Mohammad Mehboob Khan got first position in speech contest, while the second and third positions went to Saiqa Bibi and Sadia Zahid.

In the contest of singing national songs, Asma Jabeen won first prize, Mazhar Ali Khan second and Mohammad Haris got third position.

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