HEC awards 227 scholarships to KP students from 2008 to 2011
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