AIOU inks MoU with Takmil to Educate Out-of-School Children


In a significant move towards addressing the challenge of out-of-school children in Pakistan, Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Takmil – Teach A Kid Make Individual Life. The agreement aims to foster cooperation and facilitation in bringing out-of-school children into the education network, marking a pivotal step towards inclusive education.

The signing ceremony, held at AIOU, saw the presence of notable figures including Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. Fazal ur Rahman, Director of Coordination and Follow-up, Prof. Dr. Syed Amir Shah, Chairman of the Department of Distance, Non-Formal and Continuing Education, Dr. Muhammad Ajmal Chaudhry from AIOU, and Dr. Sania, a board member from Takmil.

Under the MoU, Allama Iqbal Open University pledges to extend educational and technical support to facilitate the enrollment of out-of-school children into the educational network. This support encompasses teacher training, conducting sessions for master trainers, and aiding in organizing educational activities.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr. Fazal ur Rehman highlighted the significance of tangible actions over mere paperwork. He emphasized the commitment of AIOU to ensuring that MoUs translate into meaningful benefits for the community, particularly addressing the challenges faced in educating out-of-school children.

Dr. Syed Amir Shah reiterated the importance of enrolling out-of-school children as a noble cause and exemplary community service. He underscored the vision of Vice Chancellor, AIOU, Prof. Dr. Nasir Mehmood, emphasizing the university’s dedication to ensuring every child has access to education.

Dr. Sania, representing Takmil Foundation, shared insights into the organization’s efforts to provide free basic education to out-of-school children, particularly in remote areas of Pakistan. With the support of AIOU, Takmil aims to enhance its outreach and serve these communities more effectively.

Dr. Ajmal highlighted AIOU’s commitment to providing technical and capacity-building support, along with teacher training, to the 160 schools operated by Takmil. Dr. Tahira Bibi provided context to the MoU, emphasizing its significance in addressing the pressing issue of out-of-school children.

The collaboration between AIOU and Takmil signifies a concerted effort towards achieving educational equity and ensuring that every child, regardless of their circumstances, has the opportunity to learn and thrive. With combined expertise and resources, the partnership is poised to make a substantial impact in reshaping the educational landscape of Pakistan.

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