ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Vice-Chancellor Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) Professor Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum has said that the COVID-19 pandemic has posed a serious threat to the educational system the world over and digitalization of both teaching and examination systems is the only panacea to the problem of continuation of the educational system during the present pandemic.
He was addressing the opening ceremony of a two-day training workshop organized by the Department of Distance, Non-Formal & Continuing Education here on Tuesday for Faculty members and administrative staff who have been recently appointed/ promoted in various departments of the AIOU.
The Vice-Chancellor AIOU said that the adoption of new technology by the university has not only helped the continuation of all educational activities during the COVID-19 pandemic but also streamlined them.
Professor Dr. Mehmood ul Hassan Butt, Ex-Vice Chancellor of AIOU, Professor Dr. Nasir Mehmood, Dean Faculty of Education, and other principal officers while addressing the gathering urged upon the newly inducted teachers and officers to work with full dedication and help the university in educating masses of the country.
The heads of various administrative, and servicing departments gave presentations regarding their concerned departments on this occasion.
Dr. Ajmal, Chairman Department of Distance, Non-Formal & Continuing Education explained the objectives of the two-day workshop and thanked and welcomed all the participants especially the Vice-Chancellor, Deans, and Heads of Department.