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Pakistan is formally launching its first People's OPEN UNIVERSITY within a fortnight for providing opportunities available for life-long education, particularly to those who must continue earning their livelihood while they study." This is specially meant for the masses 76 per cent of whom live in the rural areas. Sequences show Sign boards of the University and some buildings.
The first Vice Chancellor of the People's Open University with a group of teachers undergoing orientation courses.
Mr L.R. Davis from UNESCO (Britain) with a group of bearded Muslim teachers.
Some of the women teachers and students.
Vice Chancellor Dr Zaki shows the hostels of the new Open University Campus in Islamabad to Visnews representative.
A general view of the hostels and offices of the Open University Campus.
A model of the Open University Campus under construction.
"Seek/knowledge anywhere" an insignia of Open University done in stylized Arabic script by the famed calligraphist Sadequain.
Education Technology head L. R. Davis (Unesco- provided from Britain) lectures at a teacher orientation course to prepare the participants to serve as tutors at the Study Centres all over Pakistan.
The film is a curtain raiser for the Open University which will begin its mass education through radio, TV etc particularly for teaching of Arabic, Pakistan endeavouring to "to support the common interest of the people of Asia, Africa.."
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