Islamabad, May 20, 2014 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the Less Developed Areas will be a game changer for the socio-economic development of the country by promoting higher education and research” remarked Madam Maryam Nawaz Sharif, Chairperson, Prime Minister’s Youth Programme at the eve of launching of the scheme in Quetta on 21 May 2014.
According to a press statement issued today, the Chairperson said that all the developed countries of the world have progressed through human resource development. In order to achieve this objective, they invested heavily in education and research, she added.
The Chairperson maintained that PML-(N) Government was focused on turning the economy around from a state of despair and despondency to hope and prosperity for the people through cost-effective long term developmental schemes.
The Chairperson Maryam Nawaz Sharif further said that “Prime Minister’s Fee Reimbursement Scheme for the Less Developed Areas” is a major stride in this regard as this scheme will sponsor 100% educational expenses for higher studies of the students hailing from less developed areas.
The statement says that the scheme is being launched at a cost of Rs. 1.2 billion. The government will pay directly to the relevant university at an average forty thousand rupees of annual fees on behalf of each of the 30,000 students for MA’ MSc, Mphil and Phd of the less developed areas.
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