Eighty one college students are pursuing superior levels at Pir Mehr Ali Shah (PMAS) Arid Agriculture College in Rawalpindi and at Quaid-e-Azam College in Islamabad due to need-based scholarships offered by america authorities. Mr. Larry Sampler, United States Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) Assistant Administrator, Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, Larger Training Fee (HEC) Govt Director, Prof. Dr. Rai Niaz Ahmad Khan, Arid Agriculture College Vice Chancellor, and Prof. Dr. Masoom Yousafzai, Quaid-i-Azam College Vice Chancellor, met students at present to have fun their educational achievement and to debate their instructional progress.
Sampler commented, “The USA is proud to have invested in increased schooling in Pakistan during the last 5 many years. A properly educated inhabitants is the inspiration of a robust financial system and a robust and rising Pakistan. We are going to proceed to work very carefully with the Larger Training Fee of Pakistan to implement this very profitable scholarship program for deserving college students.”
The scholarships are a part of a long-term dedication by america to advertise and facilitate educational achievement in Pakistan. This system, which grants scholarships to enterprise and agriculture college students, is part of USAID’s Advantage and Wants-Primarily based Scholarship Program. Since 2004, 1,350 college students have earned levels underneath this system. Over 450 further college students are at present receiving help to finish their levels. College students are chosen for scholarships primarily based on monetary want and college acceptance. PMAS-Arid Agriculture College and Quaid-i-Azam Universities are among the many 11 native associate establishments of the scholarship program. This program additionally helps associate universities set up pupil enrollment and monetary assist techniques. Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmad, HEC Govt Director, expressed his appreciation for U.S. assist for the schooling sector in Pakistan. He famous that fifty % of the scholarships are designated for ladies within the upcoming growth of the venture.
The Advantage and Wants Primarily based Scholarship program is a part of america’ complete schooling help program in Pakistan. This program consists of creating accredited schooling diploma packages at 90 lecturers’ faculties and universities, constructing or rehabilitating greater than 850 faculties, establishing Facilities for Superior research of power, agriculture, and water at three Pakistani universities, and increasing English abilities for over 5,000 low-income college students.