Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) remains the only public sector university that has been offering free education to prisoners since the 1990s. AIOU provides free admission forms to the prisoners who want to enroll in the program. During their jail time, prisoners are exempted from registration, admission, tuition, examination, and degree fee. AIOU has been offering education to prisoners from Matric to Bachelors levels since 2016.
AIOU also plans set up classrooms for children who live with their jailed mothers at central jail, Quetta. Apart from educating prisoners, AIOU provides free education to visually impaired persons, drops-out girls, and the transgender community.
Source: Pro Pakistani
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