19 students get British Council’s scholarships

19 students get British Council’s scholarships

19 students get British Council’s scholarships

ISLAMABAD: Nineteen female students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) have been awarded the "Pak-Scottish" scholarship offered by the British Council.

It is pertinent to mention that British Council offers the Pak-Scottish scholarship to promote women's education in Pakistan in which a special quota is allotted for female students of the AIOU who are doing their MPhil and Masters in various academic disciplines.

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British Council on the recommendations of the Open University has provided 19 scholarships to deserving and bright students of the university. These scholarships will cover the tuition fee, hostel accommodation and transport fee of the scholarship awardees.

British Council will bear the educational expenses for 2 years.

AIOU VC Dr Ziaul Qayyum, while congratulating the students, said awarding scholarships to our students was an expression of confidence reposed in the quality of education provided by AIOU. This scholarship is a blessing for intelligent and needy people amid Covid-19, he added.

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He said no one in the country should be deprived of education merely because of poverty. For financial assistance of the needy students, the university had also allocated a handsome amount from its own resources, he added. Dr Qayyum thanked the British Council for promoting women's education in Pakistan and providing scholarships to the Open University students.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 1st, 2021.

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