Govt accords top priority to education in Pakistan.

On August 23, 2014, President of Pakistan, Mr. Mamnoon Hussain reiterated that the government accords top priority to promotion of education in Pakistan and called for steps for achieving the targets in education sector set by UN for Pakistan in its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The President made the remarks while chairing a meeting of National Commission for Human Development (NCHD) at the Aiwan-e- Sadr, wherein he was given a detailed presentation on the mandate, functions, activities, achievements and its various projects.
The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Education Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Muhammad Baligh-ur- Rehman, Secretary Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Muhammad Ahsan Raja and Additional Secretary Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education Dr. Allah Bakhsh Malik and Director General, NCHD.
The President while highlighting the key role of the NCHD in improving the Human Development Indicators of the country said Pakistan was committed to achieve the goal of Universal Primary Education, adult literacy and the empowerment of Women.
The President called upon the provincial governments to extend all possible support to NCHD as their support was critical in successful implementation of the projects initiated by NCHD aimed at enhancing literacy and empowering women.
The President was also presented annual report 2013 of the NCHD that highlights the various activities, projects and achievements of NCHD during the year, 2013.
The President assured every possible support and patronage to Ministry of Education, Trainings and Standards in Higher Education and NCHD in its endeavors to enhance literacy and promote education in the country.
Courtesy: Associated Press of Pakistan 


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Scholarship for Economic & Development at University of Sussex

University of Sussex has announced scholarhsips for economic and social developments scholarships programmes in academic year 2014-15. Scholarhsips are available for master degree programmes. Duration of scholarhsips is one year and it fee is £5,000. Pakistani students are eligible for these scholarships and can apply for application by online mode.

Awards will be made on the basis of academic merit (not financial need).
Type of award: Postgraduate taught
Award amount: £5,000 fee waiver
Eligibility: In order to be considered for the Economic and Social Development Scholarship you must meet all of the following criteria:
  • Be a nationals from, and resident in, one of the following countries: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka.
  • Be applying for a Master's degree in the following subject areas only: Anthropology, Development Studies/International Development (including the Institute of Development Studies), Economics, Education (including MA in Childhood and Youth Studies), Gender Studies, International Relations, Human Rights, Migration Studies;
  • Be classified to pay fees at the 'overseas' rate.
Application procedure
Please complete the application form that can be found in Word and PDF format in the Files section and return it by email or post to the address below. Only the information given on the application form will be considered.
Please note that you must also have submitted your application on the University of Sussex online postgraduate application system:http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/pg/applying/
Deadline for application: 23:59 BST Sunday 5 April 2015
Successful candidates notified:Early June
Award given to scholars: First week of the acadmic year 

Details are available at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/study/money/scholarships/pgt2015/view/402


Chulabhorn Graduate Institute Post-graduate Scholarship Program for Academic Year 2014

The CGI is a multidisciplinary post-graduate academic institute established in 2005, under the initiative of Professor Dr. Her Royal Highness Princess Chulabhorn Mahidol. The aim of CGI is to employ the most recent interactive teaching techniques used in leading educational and research institutions to train students in the program to be effective thinkers and leaders in their fields of expertise, to better serve their countries’ needs towards sustainable development. The CGI is presently offering programs leading to a Post-Graduate diploma and a Master’s degree in Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health, Environmental Toxicology, and Chemical Biology.
Scholarships are open to eligible  applicants who hold a Bachelor Degree with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.00 in one of the following fields:
·         Sciences: Chemistry, Biological, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Environmental Sciences
·         Medical Sciences: Medicine, Medical Technology, Nursing
·         Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Applicants from other related fields are also welcome to apply.
·         Have at least 2 years work experiences in related field. Applicants with laboratory research experiences will receive favorable consideration
·         Applicants must have demonstrated English proficiency, preferably on one of two recognized test of language proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS)
·         Applicants must provide a statement of purpose explaining their interests in the study
·         Applied Biological Sciences: Environmental Health
·         Environmental Toxicology
·         Chemical Biology
The scholarship will cover tuition and other academic fees, round trip airfare, accommodation allowance, monthly stipend, book allowance, health insurance and others.
The award is tenable for a period of 2 years, subject to an annual review of the scholar’s satisfactory progress.
Application Period
Application for the CGI Scholarship Program is due on 15 October 2013. Pre-session orientation program will commence in April 2014 while the academic program will commence in June 2014.

                Required Documents:

·        Application Form 
·         Medical History and Report
·         HEC Form (Click Here to download)
·         Attach the payment receipt of Rs. 300 (Application Processing Fee) with HEC Application form only. All payments are to be made to HEC through HBL online facility. This facility is available in all branches of Habib Bank Ltd. A separate bank Account No. 17427900133401 is being maintained for the purpose.
·         Copy of the attested certificate of academic qualification.
·         Copy of passport.
·         6 photographs.
·         CNIC
·         IElTS/ TOEFL score card
·         Statement of Purpose
·         Have at least 2 years’ experience in related  field
Deadline for application: 15th Oct, 2013.
Where to Send Applications:
Send the application package to the address mentioned below before 15th August, 2013:
Deputy Director (FFSP/Kuwait)
HRD Division,
Higher Education Commission
IMPORTANT NOTE:  HEC is only facilitating in the processing of this scholarship scheme. Therefore, HEC has no financial liability in this regard.