U.S. Company for Worldwide Improvement (USAID) awarded scholarships to 26 college students enrolled in undergraduate diploma applications on the Worldwide Islamic College (IIU) in Islamabad as a part of the $165 million Pakistan Studying Mission. The scholarships pays for tuition and provides in addition to present a stipend to recipients. The U.S. Authorities will present greater than 4,500 scholarships to aspiring academics.
Whereas addressing the scholars, USAID Mission Director Gregory Gottlieb stated, “Irrespective of what number of faculties or libraries we construct or services we offer, none of it is going to matter till we put money into enhancing the standard of academics. Retaining this in thoughts, I’m happy to notice that the USAID funded Pakistan Studying Mission is working to just do that. The Mission is one other important initiative of the U.S. Authorities in collaboration with the Authorities of Pakistan to enhance the usual of primary schooling.”
That is the primary group of IIU college students to obtain scholarships from the Pakistan Studying Mission – a $165 million USAID program that may enhance the studying expertise of at the very least 2.5 million kids to make sure that they’re studying at or above grade stage by 2019. The Mission works intently with 28 Pakistani universities and 116 elementary instructor coaching schools like IIU all through Pakistan to enhance the standard of instructing expertise and curriculum.
The U.S. partnership with the Authorities of Pakistan helps the rehabilitation and building of over 1,350 faculties in Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Azad Jammu & Kashmir and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas. The US can also be establishing facilities for superior schooling research at 4 Pakistani universities and increasing English expertise for greater than 5,000 low-income college students. The US has awarded greater than 4,800 scholarships to school college students to pursue larger schooling by the Pakistan-USAID Advantage and Wants Primarily based Scholarship Program.