Islamabad, Aug 27: The State Minister for Education Engr. Muhammad Balighur Rehman has assured that the government will provide all possible support to Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) for undertaking childhood education program and introducing massive online learning. Addressing a MoU-signing ceremony held here Thursday, he appreciated the initiatives recently taken by the AIOU for improving and expanding quality education, particularly for the ignored and un-attended section of the society, said a press statement. The MoU was signed between AIOU and PARWAAN national Centre of Excellence for promoting Early Childhood education and development. Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui inked the MoU on behalf of AIOU, while PARWAAN was represented by its President Mehnaz Aziz. Under the MoU, PARWAAN would collaborate with AIOU in development of course material, training of faculty staff and establishment of a Resource Centre at the University for launching a diploma course for teachers’ training on childhood education. The Minister further said the government will closely work with the AIOU for educational development of children, promoting them as good human-resource and valuable asset of the country. The AIOU, he added has been making worth-while contribution to educational development of on-job people and particularly for the females.