HEC To Provide Electric Wheelchairs To Physically Handicapped University Students

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HEC to provide electric wheelchairs to physically handicapped university students

Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched Electric Wheelchair Scheme for the students of the registered universities across the country who require ambulatory assistance

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Dec, 2018 ) :Higher Education Commission (HEC) has launched Electric Wheelchair Scheme for the students of the registered universities across the country who require ambulatory assistance.

According to the Project Director, HEC, Ms. Dur-e-Shahwar Sadozai, students registered or enrolled in the university till June 30, 2019 in Undergraduate, Postgraduate, MS/MPhil and PhD pogrammes are eligible to apply for this scheme.

The students who need to apply for this scheme are required to submit valid certificate of special ambulatory need from relevant government institution duly verified by head of respective institution.

Students who have physical disability of movement and intend to continue their higher education during the years 2019-21 are also encouraged to apply for this facility in advance, Dur-e-Shahwar informed.

Wheelchairs will be distributed among the students after verification of their data, Project Director said.

Students who met the eligibility criteria are advised to fill up an online application on eportal.hec.gov.pk/wheelchair, take print, attach necessary documents and submit through office of the respective Vice Chancellor or designated person.

Universities are required to forward all eligible cases to HEC in one transaction by January 15, 2019 to HEC for distribution of wheelchairs on merit.

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