The Higher Education Commission—HEC is considering to re-launch the laptop scheme for students in the educational institutions under the PM Youth Programme, as informed by the Executive Director HEC to the National Assembly Standing Committee on Federal Education and Professional Training on Wednesday.
While briefing the committee, the HEC ED said that the laptop scheme for the students in the higher educational institutes was being considered by the HEC, however, it would be stared under the PM Youth Programme.
Previously, the government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf announced to stop the laptop distribution scheme launched by the former government.
He also informed that Rs.5 billion scholarship programmes were underway for the deserving students which would assist the needy students in acquiring higher education in the universities.
In the meantime, Arshad Mirza—the Secretary Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training informed that the government was also working to launch a separate scholarship scheme like “Fulbright” and “Chevening” scholarship programmes.
He also said that the universities would face financial issues in future and that the Education Commission had also reduced the research grants for the universities.
He added that the universities would increase the students’ fees for meeting their expenses, and the students would come out in protest and for that everyone should be ready.
The HEC Executive Director also said that career counselling cells would also be built in the universities for facilitating the students.