"The small dispensary located in the campus for the staff shall soon be converted into a mini hospital so that any staff member undergoing any emergency, for example, a heart attack, can be aided," announced Prof. M. Aslam, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, while giving his Independence Day speech on the occasion of 67th Independence Day of the country on Thursday.
He brought forward various challenges faced by him since his recent joining.
"When I joined the university 21 lakh study materials were printed; 454000 students appeared for the Term End Exam; then came the time of admission which was publicized in every regional centre of the country with the help of the Regional Directors; even though the number of programmes was 153 but it was fulfilled with four lakh registrations."
He highlighted the new initiatives of the University that includes the reach of the Indo African Virtual University for Africans and maintaining the cleanliness in the campus to raise it to a status of a model campus.
The programme was organized by Dr. S. S. Bisht, Chief Security Officer of the University.
IGNOU's Security Department organized the Independence Day celebrations in the University at the New VC block of the campus in the capital.
The VC hoisted the Indian flag which was followed by the National Anthem.
--IBNS (Posted on 15-08-2013)