HEC awards 227 schol­ar­ships to KP stu­dents from 2008 to 2011

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - IS­LAM­ABAD—

The Higher Ed­u­ca­tion Com­mis­sion (HEC) has awarded 227 schol­ar­ships to the schol­ars hail­ing from less de­vel­oped ar­eas of Khy­ber Pukhtunkhwa.

Ac­cord­ing to doc­u­ments avail­able with APP, the schol­ar­ships had been awarded from 2008- 2011. the HEC has awarded th­ese schol­ar­ships to the dis­tricts fall­ing un­der the ad­min­is­tra­tive ju­ris­dic­tion of Malakand di­vi­sion un­der its var­i­ous de­vel­op­ments projects.

In six dis­tricts Swat, Bu­nair, Malakand, Shangla, Up­per Dir & Lower Dir and Chi­tral have been in­cluded. The HEC has gave 97 schol­ar­ships to Swat dis­trict, 14 schol­ar­ships to Bu­nair dis­trict and 45 schol­ar­ships were for the Malakand dis­trict. The Shangla was given 8 schol­ar­ships and Up­per Dir & Lower Dir stu­dents were given 61 schol­ar­ships and re­main­ing 2 were given to Chi­tral dis­trict.

An of­fi­cial of Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion, Train­ing and Stan­dards in Higher Ed­u­ca­tion said the gov­ern­ment has ini­ti­ate a scheme to fa­cil­i­tate the stu­dents of less de­vel­oped ar­eas for re­im­burse­ments of their tu­ition fee.

Re­ply­ing to a ques­tion, he said the HEC has sent 4,204 schol­ars abroad and also ex­tended fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance to 8,178 stu­dents un­der dif­fer­ent need based pro­grammes in last five years.

Giv­ing de­tail of the for­eign schol­ar­ships, he said 1,432 for­eign schol­ar­ships in­clud­ing 238 to fe­male schol­ars of Pun­jab have been awarded in last five years.

A to­tal of 304 schol­ar­ships in­clud­ing 68 to fe­male stu­dents hail­ing from Sindh have been awarded since the year 2008.

Like­wise, 116 schol­ar­ships in­clud­ing 25 to fe­male schol­ars be­long­ing to Azad Jammu and Kash­mir have been awarded.

The other 39 schol­ar­ships in­clud­ing 1 to fe­male schol­ars of Fed­er­ally Ad­min­is­tered Tribal Ar­eas (Fata).

The 10 schol­ar­ships in­clud­ing two to fe­male schol­ars have been awarded in Gil­git-Baltistan and 70 schol­ars have been awarded to the schol­ars of Is­lam­abad Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory (ICT). 17 schol­ars have been awarded to fe­male schol­ars of ICT.

Pun­jab has been of­fered 50 per­cent quota in award­ing for­eign schol­ar­ships, 7.6 per­cent to Sindh (ur­ban), 11.4 per­cent for Sindh (ru­ral), 11.5 per­cent to KPK, 6 per­cent to Balochis­tan, 4 per­cent to Fata/Fana/Gil­gitBaltistan, 2 per­cent for AJK and 7.5 per­cent on merit.—APP

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