Neglect or not? Largest distance learning institute falls short of expectations


Staff Report
Allama Iqbal Open University’s (AIOU) distance learning programme has awfully failed to provide schedules of different courses to its students across the country on time.
The affected students of Library Sciences programme have termed this remissness as the part of “conspiracy” and demanded a thorough investigation of university’s admission inability.
Well-placed sources reported that the students haven’t been provided the books and details about the tutors despite the fact that two months have passed since their exams of second semester.
Students have claimed that, they had been informed their classes will commence from June but that didn’t happen as varsity’s management failed to meet the deadline.
The students said that August 15 was set for the submission of assignments but in the absence of the course books that too didn’t take place. Likewise, August 25 to September 5 was meant for workshops but without books all goes in vain.
The students accused the university administration of wilful attempt at produce worst results of the library sciences programme because AIOU has declared 98 per cent of the students “failed”. On the contrary, students had been regularly attending the classes and workshops and have secured 85 to 97 per cent marks in the assignments.
The students demanded that earlier results of library sciences programme be rechecked and the difficulties faced by them should be addressed on priority.

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