Islamabad-Allama Iqbal Open University and Japan International Cooperation Agency entered into mutual understanding on Wednesday for strengthening non-formal education system.

The agreement is part of Advancing Quality Alternative Learning project being implemented by JICA in Baluchistan, Sindh and federal areas.  In this connection, a letter of understanding was signed by Chiho Ohashi, chief adviser for JICA-AQAL, and the AIOU Additional Registrar Dr Zaigham Qadeer.

The agreement will enable the two sides to undertake joint ventures in the field of non-formal education.

The JICA will provide technical support to the AIOU, besides having exchange of expertise and developing text books. The two-sides will also collaborate in the policy matters relating to non-formal education.