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Pakistani University Students will be awarded HEC-USAID Scholarships




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Pakistani University Students will be awarded HEC-USAID Scholarships

262 under graduate students from Pakistani Universities acquired HEC-USAID need and advantage based scholarships in a ceremony held at Commission Secretariat on Thursday. The ceremony was attended through HEC Chairman Dr, Tariq Banuri and US Embassy Head Affaires Paul W Jones and HEC executive Director Lt Gen (Retd) Muhammad Asghar.

HEC-USAID Scholarships programme has so far benefited as many as 5,300 proficient Pakistani tuition students with economic help. The monetary support provided by way of this programme covers expenditures of books, housing, and stipend and training price. HEC-USAID Scholarship programme is geared toward helping financially below privileged and needy students of Pakistan in pursuing their degrees in publications and disciplines of agriculture, business, engineering, and social sciences. The recipients will receive education from 16 distinct institutions.

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The students who got the scholarships belonged to distinctive districts of Pakistan which involves Gilgit, Sindh, Baluchistan, South Punjab, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. HEC Chairman Dr. Tariq Banuri addressed with the attendants of ceremony and congratulated the recipients on the scholarships this 12 months. He stated youth is asset of Pakistan. By offering excessive first-rate schooling possibility to youth we can comfortable a vivid way forward for Pakistan. He stated,’ by using Investing cash and efforts in our individuals, we will be able to aid the country in overcoming its socio-economic challenges’.

HEC-USAID Scholarship programme was once began in 2004. The HEC Chairman mentioned HEC values the educational collaboration and financial help offered by means of US to Pakistani pupils. He stated HEC-USAID programme is way more than a mere tutorial collaboration. It is strengthening socio monetary ties between America and Pakistan. It is building a bridge of trust and mutual recognize between the two nations. USAID is aimed toward setting up the bigger education process of Pakistan. It is making sure the excellent of education increases in Pakistan. He said on account that 2004 many collaborative partnerships between greater schooling institutes of the America and Pakistan have took situation.

Mr. Banuri stated Pakistani early life has commendable talent and all it desires is a support. He stated, ‘Pakistani govt is dedicated to growing access and quality of education, and the progress of bigger education sector is likely one of the best possible priorities of the government’. US Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Paul W Jones additionally addressed with the scholarship recipients and officers of HEC, He said, ‘Regretfully, fewer than 10 percent of Pakistani scholars currently pursue bigger schooling. Our partnership with the better schooling fee was forged via the proposal that we must support open doorways and opportunities to as many promising scholars as possible. Each shiny and curious young character will have to be equipped to attend college and develop his or her full advantage’.

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The united states of Americas Ambassador expressed his hope that these scholars will go on to graduate and be triumphant in their respective fields. It is then as much as these pupils to play their due function in addressing quite a lot of challenges faced by means of their persons and nation. These recipients are getting hazard with the aid of this scholarship to make their future shiny. Alumnus Sahira Machid mentioned at the same time talking on the celebration, “I can't express the way it feels to stand here at present and share my experiences with this viewers. Without aid from HEC and the USAID, I do not have been competent to whole my stories with big difference from a prime industry institution of Pakistan (prime Universities of Pakistan). Similarly, alumnus Abdul Rasheed requested the students receiving scholarship this year should no longer be petrified of the rigors and have got to work hard to pursue their academic targets.

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