31 students awarded HEC-Japanese scholarship -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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31 students awarded HEC-Japanese scholarship

KARACHI (September 19 2007): Japanese Ambassador Seiji Kojima distributed HEC-Japanese Need Based Merit Scholarship awards among 31 students of the Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences), Peshawar on Wednesday last. These scholarships were funded by Japanese government under supervision of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan.

On this occasion, Seiji Kojima was given a brief introduction of the IMSciences by Joint Director Dr Mohammad Mohsin Khan. He emphasised that currently 1,585 students were enrolled in different disciplines, while 15 degree-awarding programmes were being conducted at the IMSciences.

These scholarships were beneficial for our students in the short run and for the region of NWFP in the long run, he said. Further, he added that IMSciences had allocated funds for scholarships from its own resources and total 231 scholarships were distributed under US Need Based Merit Scholarship Programme, Khushhali Bank Scholarship Programme for FATA Students, Frontier Education Foundation Scholarship Programme and IMSciences funded different merit and need based programmes in 2006-7.

He thanked Seiji Kojima for his personal visit and his keen interest in awards distribution ceremony. Kojima congratulated the 31 selected students and the Institute for being one of the first ever selected institutes for the said scholarship programme.

He explained that in the last five years it was the only scholarship programme administered by the government of Japan, which was purely need-based and specifically for those students, who deserved the best education but confronted with financial constraints.

Yo Fukazawa Director Press Information and Culture; Hironobu Tashiro Second Secretary, Economic Section; Sajid Abbasi, Media Advisory from Embassy of Japan; Nawab Zada Fazal-e-Kareem Afridi Honorary Counsellor General of Japan; Syed Ali Nawaz Gilani (Vice President) The Bank Of Khyber and Khalid Sultan Khawaja were among some of the honourable guests of the event.-
Source: Business Recorder