Rs8.2 billion of scholarships awarded to students in FY-2020-21

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Rs8.2 billion of scholarships awarded to students in FY-2020-21
Rs8.2 billion of scholarships awarded to students in FY-2020-21
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Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar has claimed that the federal government awarded scholarships worth 8.2 billion rupees to 90,000 students across the country.
Breaking down the details she said that out of the total number of students 51 percent were females and the step of the government proved that the Imran Khan government was committed to empower the women in every sector.
While addressing a ceremony on her visit to Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) Islamabad she said that the need-cum-merit based Ehsaas scholarship covers 100 percent tuition fee and a monthly living stipend.
“The students shared that they were able to pursue their higher education only because of the support they received through Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Programme. Otherwise, their families would have to sell jewellery and livestock as they were unable to pay for their university fees and expenses,” it said.
Girl recipients under Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships appreciated that half of the scholarships are reserved for girls, the statement added.

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