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 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.
Principal officers, Deans and Heads of academic Department of AIOU and senior officers of the British Council, Islamabad including Sarah Parvez and Zoha Fatima were also present.
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.
The British Council in partnership with the Government of Scotland initiated Scotland-Pakistan Scholarship Scheme to promote education for women in Pakistan.