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    Scholarships awarded under Chief Minister Education Endowment Fund

    Scholarships awarded under Chief Minister Education Endowment Fund

    Scholarship Award Distribution Ceremony under the Chief Minister Education Endowment Fund (CMEEF), was held here at Chief Minister’s House Peshawar on Wednesday with Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sardar Ali Amin Khan Gandapur as a chief guest. Provincial minister for higher education Meena Khan Afridi, MNA Shahid Khan Khattak, relevant high ups of higher education department and other concerned officials attended the ceremony. The Chief Minister on this occasion, distributed scholarship certificates among 65 deserving and talented students for graduate and undergraduate programs. Briefing the participants about the scholarships so far awarded under Chief Minister Education Endowment Fund, it was informed that the fund was established in 2014 with seed money of Rs. 940 million, under which, a total of 444 scholarships worth Rs. 546.47 million have been awarded till date.

    According to the details, 107 graduate scholarships with the cost of Rs. 47 million and 327 undergraduate scholarships worth Rs. 302 million, have been awarded in the approved leading national institutes. Similarly, 3 MS and 7 PHD scholarships worth Rs. 197.47 million, have been awarded in the top level universities of the world. Addressing the ceremony, the chief minister congratulated the students awarded with scholarship certificates, and hoped that they will move forward with more dedication and hard work and play well at their part in making the name of the nation bright at international level. The chief minister on this occasion, has announced to increase the seed amount of endowment fund from Rs 940 million to Rs 2.00 billion aimed at awarding more scholarships as well as supporting the orphan students in the province. He also announced to allocate funds in the upcoming provincial budget for supporting the talented students who are interested in studying abroad, but unable to afford it due to their poor financial conditions.

    The chief minister said that we are proud of our talented and hardworking youth; and we will go all out to enable them to stand on their own feet. He said that education is the top most priority of his government and all possible steps would be taken for strengthening the higher education sector in the province. “PTI government from the day first, envisaged to a system that is based on merit and transparency, on which we have never compromised or will do in the future. He asked the students to work hard and stick to your goals, the government will extend its all out support to them. “Bow down to your Lord the almighty, you will not need to bow down to anyone else”, he urged upon students and added that making Pakistan a great country, that had dreamt by Allama Iqbal, is our shared responsibility, for which, we all have to play our respective role in an efficient manner.

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