- This is going to be the initial needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan.
- Prime minister says under the programme 200,000 scholarships will be granted within the next four decades.
- The programme encourages pupils with particular needs as well as those that are from remote and disadvantaged regions to apply.
Prime Minister Imran Khan launched the ‘Ehsas’ Undergraduate Scholarship Programme in Islamabad on Monday.
While addressing the participants, Imran Khan said that the scholarship programme will bring about a dramatic change in the society.
He added, “In a bid to rescue our youth from joblessness and menace of narcotics, it is essential to establish more educational institutes in Pakistan.”
The PM maintained that injustice prevailed in the society due to different educational standards in the country.
He pointed out that technical qualifications have been introduced in Namal University Mianwali for developing skills of the students. He remarked, “Students of Namal University are awarded degrees from Bradford University.”
Imran Khan said that Namal University offers high quality education to youth of the country.
He said the idea behind ‘Ehsas’ programme is that of Madina State. He said, “We are developing new data for ‘Ehsas’ programme so that the aid reaches the needy and pverty-ridden group.
On the occasion, the prime minister lauded the efforts of Assistant to PM on Social Protection & Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar for her efforts to set up the scholarship programme.
This will be the first needs-based undergraduate scholarship programme in the history of Pakistan.Earlier in a tweet, the prime minister said that under the programme 200,000 scholarships will be awarded over the next four years that is 50,000 scholarships every year.
“50% of these for women to promote human capital development under my Ehsaas_Pk umbrella,” the prime minister added.
In another tweet, Special Assistant to PM on Social Protection & Poverty Alleviation Sania Nishtar said that Imran Khan’s government is committed to promoting financial access to education and offers an equal opportunity to women.
The programme encourages students with special needs as well as those who are from disadvantaged and remote areas to apply.