In Pakistan, an Open University Offers Distance Education to More Than a Million Students

September 27, 2001

S. Altaf Hussain, the vice chancellor of Allama Iqbal Open University here, began his academic career in 1971, teaching chemistry at the University of Balochistan, in western Pakistan. In the early 1980s, he was a postdoctoral scholar at Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge, but he returned to Pakistan to resume his teaching career and this March assumed his current post.