PM to Disburse fee to 3,184 Sindh Varsities Students

Hyderabad:29 May: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to pay a visit to the University of Sindh Jamshoro on June 3 where he would repay the waived off fees to 3,184 students of Masters and scholars of MS, MPhil and PhD belonging to seven universities of the province under the prime minister’s fee reimbursement scheme for less developed areas.
According to communiqué received here, the ceremony will be organised at Shaheed Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto Research Chair and Convention Centre, Allama II Kazi Campus Jamshoro in which 3,184 students and research scholars of seven universities will participate. A charming number of 2,028 students as well as scholars of University of Sindh Jamshoro, 553 scholars of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology Jamshoro, 40 students of Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences Jamshoro, 12 Scholars of the University of Karachi, five scholars of NED University of Engineering and Technology Karachi, three students of Dow University of Health Sciences Karachi and 543 scholars of Sindh Agriculture University Tando Jam will be disbursed the fees in the ceremony.
Under this innovative and special scheme, along with tuition fee, the premier would pay other academic, incidental, or mandatory fees charged by educational institutions as one-off or on a per semester basis of masters, MPhil and PhD students belonging to less developed areas of the province. The scheme is focused on enhancing opportunities for access to higher education especially to talented but financially constrained students belonging to remote and far flung areas of the country who despite possessing academic merit, are unable to finance their education.
The scheme has been executed by Higher Education Commission (HEC) Islamabad, initially introduced for five years, beginning in FY 2012-13, with the provision that those students who join the scheme in the last year, ie FY 2016-17, would continue to be funded until they complete their academic programme. The vice chancellor Prof Dr Nazir A Mughal and academic circles have appreciated the new initiative announced by the Prime Minister for the students belonging to hard and remote areas of the country.The news.