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President asks Virtual University to enhance its presence in remote areas

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has asked Virtual University (VU) to enhance its presence in the remote areas of the Country, particularly Balochistan, Sindh, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), and Gilgit-Baltistan so that people of the far-flung areas could benefit of its courses and e-learning programmes.

While chairing a follow-up meeting on the Virtual University of Pakistan at Aiwan-e-Sadr in Islamabad on Tuesday, the president underlined the need for promoting online education and virtual training in different fields to meet the requirements of the market.

In the meeting, the Rector VU Professor Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti give a detailed presentation on the role and performance of the University in promoting e-learning in the Country as well as providing different skills to the people.

The Rector VU highlighted that the University has enrolled 55,882 students in 2021 which is a significant development.

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Professor Dr. Arshad Saleem Bhatti informed that the University was establishing computer laboratories at local degree Colleges/Universities in various districts of the country to provide marketable skills and courses to students of the local areas.

President Arif Alvi asked the management of the university to design its courses in accordance with the international standards and make arrangements for the virtual education and skills development of drop-out students.

The president appreciated the role of VU in promoting e-learning in the Country.

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