AIOU signs MoU with JICA to get Radio/TV equipment
ISLAMABAD: Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) to provide modern Radio and TV broadcasts equipments worth Rs 50 million.
AIOU Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Nazir Ahmed Sangi and JICA Chief Representative in Pakistan Taka Joshi Mishikata signed the MoU.
The equipments have already been selected by the JICA and the scope of work agreement covers the physical installation of the equipment.
The agreement was finalized in a meeting attended by three members of JICA in Pakistan and Director and other two officials of the Institute of Educational Technology (IET), AIOU. Before signing the agreement, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Nazir A. Sangi briefed the JICA members about the future plans of the university and its efforts to ensure access of every child to education in remote areas of the country. He said the AIOU would continue to work with the JICA for expanding its educational efforts. Under the follow up project for which the scope of work signed by two members, JICA will provide additional and supplementary support to AIOU through replacement and repairs of broadcast equipment procured at Institute of Educational Technology of AIOU. Dr. Sangi thanked JICA for its cooperation since many years for establishing the Radio, TV studios and Printing Press of the university, facilitating the students across the country through university’ programmes.
The modern equipments of JICA will help university in making Audio/Video educational CDs. AIOU is reaching toward the far-flung areas like Umer Kot, Dera Ghazi and Baluchistan to educate the people, enabling the country to get rid of illiteracy and poverty. Dr Sangi expressed grief on the recent earthquake in Japan and over the losses in Sonami.
Source: Daily Times