Education Minister offers 80 fully-funded scholarships to Syrian students


ISLAMABAD – Federal Minister of Education

and vocational training Rana

Tanveer Hussain offered 80

fully funded scholarships (undergraduate and graduate) to Syrian students under various programs and mainly in the fields

including medicine, dentistry,

engineering, physics, natural

& applied sciences, agriculture,

education and etc.

He offered these scholarships during his successful bilateral visit to the Arab Republic of

Syria at the invitation of Dr Darem

Tabba, Minister of Education,

Syria, a press release said on Sunday. Rana Tanveer Hussain’s visit was a follow-up visit

from the Syrian Minister of Education to

Pakistan last year.

During her visit, Rana Tanveer

Hussain held meetings with

Hussein Arnous, Prime Minister of the Syrian Arab Republic,

Mr Bassam Bashir Ibrahim,

Minister of Higher Education,

Mr. Namir Habib Makhlouf, Governor Homs and Mr. Mahmoud

Zanubua, Governor Hama, Syria.

Syrian Prime Minister

while conveying his congratulations

and best wishes to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif mentioned

that Pakistan is a brother

country that supported Syria

in his difficult times. Minister Rana

Tanveer Hussain also conveyed

of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif

best wishes to the Syrian Prime Minister and the Syrian people.

During the meeting, which

also present were the Syrian Minister of Education and the Pakistani Minister

Ambassador to Syria, on both sides

agreed to further strengthen

collaborations in the field of

Education, skills and scientific research. Moreover, his visit

to the Ministry of Education and

Ministry of Higher Education,

Federal Minister Rana Tanveer

Hussain also visited the Pakistan International School Damascus, which is considered

one of the top ranked educational institutes in Syria.

Him, accompanied by the Syrian

Minister of Education and Governor Homs, also visited the National Center for Distinguished

(NCD), Homs, where he was received and briefed by Dr. Hala Al

Dakkak, President of Distinction & Creative Agency, Syria.

Federal Minister while enjoying residential NCD

model aimed at selecting and nurturing the best talent, ensured

that Pakistan will provide teachers of basic sciences to serve in

NCD for a year in response to

the request made by Dr. Hala.

Federal Minister Rana Tanveer, accompanied by Syrians

The Minister of Education and Governor Hama, also visited Hama

Education Platform (HEP)

intended to manage the distance

pedagogical learning operations, where he witnessed live

lectures broadcast on

Syrian educational channel.

After HEP, the delegation also visited Industrial High

School of Hama, which is a TVET

industry training institute. Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain accompanied by her counterpart

The Syrian Minister of Education also

attended the launching ceremony of the educational initiative “Iqra

(read)” to Basic Education

City School of Qatana, Damascus.

At delegation level

conferences at the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education

Education, Federal Minister,

Rana Tanveer Hussain offered

80 fully funded scholarships

(Undergraduate and Graduate) to

Syrian side in the framework of various programs and mainly in the fields

including medicine, dentistry,

engineering, physics, natural

& applied sciences, agriculture,

education and etc. He also mentioned that on 20 out of 80 slots

will be offered at Pakistan summit

ranked Quaid-e-Azam University (QAU) with preference to

students from NCD, Homs.

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