British Council Awards Scholarships To 19 Deserving Students Of AIOU
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th Jun, 2021 ) :The British Council, under Scotland-Pak Scholarship scheme, has awarded scholarship to 19 female students of Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) pursuing degrees at master's and M Phil levels.
The scholarship certificate distribution ceremony held here at the main campus of the other day. The ceremony was presided over by Vice Chancellor, AIOU, Prof Dr Zia Ul-Qayyum, while Amir Ramzan, Country Director, British Council Pakistan was the chief guest on the occasion.
Director International Collaboration and Exchange Office, AIOU, Zahid Majeed sharing his remarks said the scholarships were awarded on merit to the most deserving students from the underdeveloped areas of Pakistan.
Many AIOU students applied for this scheme which will cover educational expenses of selected students for two years. However, 37 female students were shortlisted and 19 were awarded scholarships in this ceremony.
While addressing the ceremony, Prof Dr Zia Ul-Qayyum congratulated scholarship awardees and said that awarding scholarships to our students reflected British Council's confidence on academic credibility of the university.
He suggested that the British Council might award scholarships to additional AIOU students which was generously approved by Amir Ramzan.
Prof Dr. Zia Ul-Qayyum thanked him and said that AIOU has reserved considerable amount of funds to provide educational facilities to the underprivileged and marginalized segments of the society.