ARTICLE 25-A of the Pakistani Constitution provides the right to free education to children aged five to 16 years and in order to-

To provide financial access to education beyond that point, Ehsaas is launching the scholarship programme.

Through this, students qualifying for the project will have access to undergraduate education regardless of income, gender or location.

The number of scholarships will be determined based on the budget envelope.

The government is launching Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship [EUS] project during the current month to impart education to students belonging to underprivileged families and areas.

This was stated by Special Assistant to PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr. Sana Nishtar at a meeting of EUS project's committee held to firm up modalities of the joint working by Benazir Income Income Support Programme [BISP] and the Higher Education Commission last Thursday.

''One of the important Ehsaas initiatives, the scholarship scheme is to be launched this month,'' said Ms Nistar.

She said Ehsaas had over 130 policies and programmes and the undergraduate scholarship was one of them.

A memorandum of agreement was signed between the BISP and HEC on Sept 20, 2019. The meeting was co-chaired by Ms. Nishtar and HEC Chairman Dr. Tariq Banuri.

The World Students Society will be following this programme and developments, and thanks the author of the news, Syed Irfan Raza.


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