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Government Initiates a Rs. 4 Billion Scholarship Program for Students

The Ministry of Education started a Rs4 billion scholarship program to help gifted students in need across Pakistan at the request of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

The Ministry of Federal Education & Professional Training (MFEPT) has allotted Rs 8.5 billion for the improvement of facilities in both rural and urban areas in an effort to raise the bar for education standards in Islamabad. By June 30, 2025, the “Provision of Basic Educational Facilities in Educational Institutions of ICT” project is expected to be finished.

The PSDP portfolio of the ministry is Rs8.5 billion scholarship in total, of which Rs5.4 billion is allocated to basic education and Rs3.1 billion to technical education, according to Secretary MFEPT Mohyudin Wani. Furthermore, the Pakistan Education Endowment Fund (PEEF) has been established with an allocation of Rs800 million for Balochistan, out of a total of Rs4 billion for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

In addition, the Ministry is carrying out the “Actions to Strengthen Performance for Inclusive and Responsive Education Programme (ASPIRE),” which is supported by the World Bank and runs from July 2020 to June 2025. With the use of federal-provincial performance-based grants, ASPIRE aims to enhance education in underprivileged districts.

Important ASPIRE interventions in Islamabad include:

  • IT Labs: To prepare students for postsecondary education and careers in technology, 50 secondary boys’ schools in rural areas will establish IT labs.
  • Smart Classrooms: Using technology and digital content, 140 smart classrooms will be built in public schools to improve multimodal learning.
  • Launching the TeleSchool application and eTaleem portal will help teachers and students learn more.
  • The TeleSchool Web Portal offers broadcast content libraries and over-the-top (OTT) channels with top-notch educational content.
  • Learning Materials: Providing non-formal education centers with textbooks and resources from the Accelerated Learning Program, particularly to support the education of girls. 528,647 books have been printed thus far.
  • Hygiene Kits: As part of the government’s Hygiene Initiative, 20 public schools in rural areas will receive hygiene kits.
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