Children from economically backward families will soon be awarded scholarships by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). The effort will be made to make education free for such students who opt for IGNOU courses.
M Aslam, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU announced on the occasion of the Republic Day celebration that a Kendriya Vidyalaya school and a playground for children of IGNOU employees shall be set up so that children in the complex don’t have to go too far for education. This is an effort by IGNOU to uplift the weaker section of the society and give every child an access to education. On the occasion, the Vice Chancellor also emphasised that with 153 academic programmes which are as per statutes of the university, the enrolment figures have been rising steadily which has been possible due to persistent efforts of the Regional Directors all over the country who have been visiting the areas in their regions personally to encourage the people to join IGNOU courses.