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Punjab CM okays ‘Punjab Honahar Merit Scholarship Program’

Punjab CM okays ‘Punjab Honahar Merit Scholarship Program’
July 6, 2024 Web Desk

LAHORE (92 News) - Punjab Chief Minister Maryam Nawaz on Saturday approved ‘Punjab Honahar Merit Scholarship Program,’ directing the authorities concerned to increase the number of meritorious scholarships from 4,000 to 25,000.

Chairing a special meeting of the Higher Education Department, she said: “Facilitate the private sector for the promotion of higher education. Its participation will provide opportunities for higher education to the youth of remote areas,” she added.

She said that 100% fees of the students doing BS from government and 08 selected private universities will be paid from the scholarship.

The CM directed immediate establishment of new universities in Jhelum, Vehari and Bahawalnagar. She reviewed recommendations for the establishment of universities under public private partnership, and agreed to facilitate private sector in this regard. She also directed to immediately launch laptop scheme.

Madam Chief Minister decided to introduce new market-driven disciplines in colleges with less number of students. She also directed to introduced a foolproof system for the appointment of divisional directors and principals purely on merit through an online portal system. A plan for providing new buses to government colleges was also presented to the chief minister.