Govt to expand Waseela-e-Tasleem Programme: Dr. Sania

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ISLAMABAD, NOV 04 (DNA) – Prime Minister’s Special Assistant Dr Sania Nishtar says Waseela-e-Tasleem programme will be expanded across Pakistan and four million schoolchildren of primary schools will benefit from this next year.

She said this while visiting Islamabad Model School for Girls and Mubeen Shah Model School for Boys at Jhangi Syedan in the outskirts of the federal capital on Wednesday.

Dr Sania Nishtar said under the umbrella of Ehsaas, the stipend for girls has been increased to 2,000 rupees per quarter whereas the stipend for boys has been increased to 1,500 rupees per quarter.

Later, Dr. Sania Nishtar visited National University of Technology for policy consultation with the faculty and undergraduate students NUTECH who were awarded Ehsaas Undergraduate scholarship last year.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sania Nishtar said voices of students are critical to make the Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship programme more responsive.

The students were happy to sit with the SAPM and termed Ehsaas undergraduate scholarship as one of the best opportunities for students in need who cannot bear their academic expenses and that it not just covers 100% tuition fee but also a living stipend.

Undergraduate students with family income less than 45,000 rupees a month, studying in first and second semesters in any of the 125 public sector universities are eligible to apply for academic year 2020-21. Eligible students can apply through an online portal: https://ehsaas.hec.gov.pk/ till 30th of this month. = DNA

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