Federal Minister for Education Shafqat Mehmood said the Ehsaas Scholarship Programme would bring transformation in the field of education as students from low-income families would have access to academic institutions.
He expressed satisfaction that the students of Madaaris would also be given scholarships along with their counterparts at regular institutions and said the step would remove disparity among different socio-economic segments of the society.
He said efforts were afoot to introduce a uniform academic syllabus at public and private schools and Madaaris across the country.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar said the Ehsaas For Students was the history's biggest scholarship programme, which would prove to be a paradigm shift in education sector.
She said Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarships programme was a revolutionary programme for those students who could not continue their education due to financial constraints.
She mentioned that earlier scholarship policies focused more on higher education and lacked providing assistance to undergraduates.
Besides merit, she said the criteria of Ehsaas Scholarship in addition to tuition fee, would also include a stipend to meet living expenses - Rs...