Islamabad: The significance of youth in any society cannot be undermined, therefore every possible step is being taken to facilitate youth, said Dr Arshad Ali Executive Director Higher Education Commission (HEC) on Tuesday.
In a meeting with 150 students from universities of Balochistan who visited here, Dr. Arshad gave students an overview of HEC initiatives for development of higher education in the province, including different scholarship and R&D opportunities available for faculty members, researchers and particularly students.
“Commission has been planning to gradually increase access and bring education to the doorstep, particularly far-flung and less developed areas of the country,” he informed
The students were accompanied by Dr. Javed Iqbal, Vice Chancellor, University of Balochistan Quetta, Brig. (R) Muhammad Amin, Vice Chancellor, Balochistan University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) Khuzdar and Dr. Dost Muhammad, Vice Chancellor, Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences.
Wasim Hashmi Syed, Adviser (HRD) HEC presented details of Balochistan specific scholarship programmes for students, including Fee Reimbursement Scheme, Aghaz e Huqooq- e- Balochistan Package, Scholarship Scheme for Balochistan/FATA. He also elaborated the open merit scholarship programmes under indigenous and overseas schemes.
He shared the proposal of introducing a foundation course for students from Balochistan to help them prepare for overseas scholarships.
The visiting students belonged to University of Balochistan, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences, Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University, University of Turbat, and Lasbela University of Agriculture, Water and Marine Sciences.
Published in The Balochistan Point on September 28, 2016