Eighty nine stu­dents qual­ify for stu­dent loan scheme

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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.

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