Eighty nine students qualify for student loan scheme
Atotal of eighty nine students qualify for the Government Student Scheme 2014 to pursue their degree programme. The department of Adult & Higher Education announced the result and posted it on the Education Ministry’s website on 27th of August 2014.
Following the approval of the Lhengye Zhungtshog during its 43rd session held on 22nd July 2014, and announcement inviting applications for Class XII passed students of 2013 cohort, the Ministry received more than 200 online applica- tions for the Student Loan Scheme.
The application went through a very strict scrutiny starting from 11th August 2014 ad endorsed by the multi- sectoral Student Loan Committee.
Out of the eighty nine students, 46 are girls and 43 are boys. Using the set criteria of 90% in coun- try and 10% ex- country sponsorship, eighty students are please in Bhutan and nine in India.
The Loan scheme is mainly targeted for those who come from very economically disadvantaged backgrounds. The broad parameter applied for determining the
deserving applicants was the level of parental support, number of siblings in the
family, education background of the family members, class XII results, family
residence and poverty level. Each student is entitled to full tuition fees and Nu. 1500 per month as living allowance.