ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) is making efforts to achieve the task of 1500 Pakistani students’ placement in PhD programmes at top ranked US universities under Phase-I of the US-Pakistan Knowledge Corridor.
According to state news agency APP, the initiative aims to increase the number of faculty in tertiary education institutions with highest academic qualifications.
The US-Pak Knowledge Corridor will provide opportunities for 10,000 Pakistani scholars for doctoral studies enabling higher educational institutions to have highly qualified PhD faculty.
On Oct 30, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan had said eligible and deserving students would be given 50,000 scholarships under the Ehsaas programme, taking care of the rights of poor and deprived sections of society.
In a tweet, she had said it was mission of Prime Minister Imran Khan to promote uniform and quality education in the country.
“These scholarships would be given to the students belonging to the families which were earning less than Rs45,000 per month,” she had added.
The special assistant had said under the programme of social welfare for low income persons, 50 percent quota would be for women while two percent for disabled students. These scholarships would include provision of books, lodging, transport and other facilities.