VC raised fee issue in VCs Conference chaired by President of Pakistan

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President of Pakistan was chief guest at the VCs Conference   to highlight Ehsaass Scholarship program at HEC. Special Adviser to PM for Social Welfare Dr. Sania Nishtar was guest of honor. In his welcome address, Chair VCs Committee Prof Dr. Muhammad Ali highlighted the importance of Ehsaass program and appreciated the role of President, Dr. Sania and Chair HEC for this long awaited initiative. Chair HEC declared this program historic in last 20 years, as in last 18 years only 30000 students have benefited from the scholarships of HEC whereas in this program about 50000 students will benefit each year for 5 years. Dr. Sania Nishtar informed that under Ehsaass program 13 components have been decided to develop the socioeconomic conditions of lower income and poor people. In his speech President of Pakistan highlighted the importance of charity in society to provide equity. He emphasized over connecting the knowledge skills and attitudes of graduates with market and employer’s needs. He stressed on research and development to create new products and service for society. Later during questions answers session, VC KIU highlighted the need for financing the fee of master students of KIU from the program as the PM Fee Reimbursement Program for master program has been discontinued and about 750 students are faced with serious threats as they can’t afford to pay their fee. The president of Pakistan and Chancellor KIU assured that Chair HEC and Dr. Sania Nishtar have been advised to provide facility if possible. VC KIU thanked President for his kind support.

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