ISLAMABAD: Over 1000 prisoners have enrolled themselves with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to continue their future study for having a respectable life in the society after completing their imprisonment.
Recently, the University upgraded its existing facilities in jails throughout the country providing free education to prisoners, as a part of its endeavor taking care of marginalized sections of the society. Education from Matric to BA had been made free for all prisoners.
The process of taking admissions has been simplified. Prospectus and others allied material were sent to Jail authorities free of cost, enabling the prisoners to take admission in the current semester for which admissions are open till September 28.
The University has worked out a detailed procedure for holding tutorial meetings, workshops and examination within jails’ premises.