Jamiah-Al-Azhar Egypt’s delegation visits AIOU


Islamabad: A 12-member delegation comprising female students and Faculty’s members of Jamiah-Al-Azhar, Egypt (Urdu department) on Thursday visited Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) and showed keen interest in promoting collaborative partnership.
The visit was the part of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed earlier between the two sides for promoting study of Urdu and Arabic languages at higher education level.
The delegation, led by Prof. Dr. Noha Mostafa on its arrival was welcomed by the AIOU’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Zia Ul Qayyum, and other senior academicians and principal officers of the University.
The visit was arranged in collaboration with the Ministry of Education. It was noted that the two sides have already started mutual cooperation and students’ exchange program under the MoU.
On the proposal of the Vice Chancellor, it was agreed that the scope of the MoU will be further expanded having research-based faculty’s support for the students of each other Universities in learning the two languages.
During discussion, held on the occasion, it was agreed that the two mega Universities will work out further areas of cooperation in promoting Urdu-Arabic based research work.
Dr. Zia Ul Qayyum assured that the AIOU will extend necessary support to the students of Jamiah Al Azhar for learning the languages at M. Phil and PhD level.


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