QUETTA – Showing an unprecedented thought towards education for the far and flung areas of the country, Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz government has launched ‘Fee Reimbursement Scheme’ for 33,440 students.
The scheme, stretching over 59 districts of the country, cost is Rs 1.2 billion.
Speaking to launching ceremony at Quetta, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar says that various schemes have been launched for standard education in unprivileged areas of the country.
The government is also working on other projects for youths including Microfinance Scheme (Qarz-e-Hasna), provision of laptops besides expanding Skilled Development and Youth Business Loan programs.
The scheme is aimed at encouraging talented students of the less developed areas in their pursuit of higher education by reimbursing the hundred per cent educational expenses of the post-graduate students undertaking Masters, M.Phill and PhD level degrees.
The students doing post graduate studies from a Higher Education Commission’s approved public sector educational institutions and domiciled in interior Sindh, Southern Punjab, Balochistan, less developed areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, Gilgit-Baltistan and FATA are eligible.