USEFP scholarships for Pakistani students
60 Pakistanis set to leave for study at US community colleges
Islamabad, May 15: A group of 60 Pakistanis is
all set to depart to USA to study at community colleges on fully funded one-year
scholarship awarded by the United States Educational Foundation in Pakistan
(USEFP), which has been promoting people to people contact since 1950.
could never imagine of such dream-opportunity given the financial condition of
my family. It is like getting hold of a treasure out of the blue," said Sadia
Sikander, who has seven dependents to feed.
"I have gone through very
hard times after the demise of my father when all of us were children. I was
doing three jobs to make the ends meat. Getting USEFP's grant was not an easy
task, as it required number of sessions one has to go through. I still remember,
coming back from my job and preparing for the test. My head started spinning and
eyes burning due to sleepless nights, still I pushed myself to take up the
challenge to prove myself worth having the opportunity. It is amazing that every
thing fell into place at last," jubilant Sikander said confidently.
All the 60 grantees of scholarship were thrilled to bits
during a dinner hosted by USEFP before a pre-departure orientation on
They will be placed in various community colleges that operate
under a policy of "Open Admission", which means anyone with a high school
diploma may attend, regardless of prior academic status or college entrance exam
However, students are required to appear in an assessment tests
before enrolling. The Community College Initiative Programme (CCI) enables
professionals to learn the best practices in their field globally.
Akhtar, Executive Director, USEFP, while talking to media said it was a unique
programme with distinctive criteria for professionals having a minimum of two
years experience in their respective fields.
Around 4,000 Pakistanis and
800 Americans have participated in USEFP administered exchange programmes so
Responding to a question, Rita said American parents were hesitant
to send their children to Pakistan due to security reasons. "American scholars,
however would be visiting Pakistan by the end of this year to enhance
people-to-people contact," she added.
Amir Akhtar form Rahim Yar Khan, a
remote district of the Punjab province, said he was going for business studies
and was optimistic about the future. Daily times
"i wanna to go turkey 4 higher studies"
"FIRST DESERVE THEN DESIRE."
Name: MUHAMMAD JAMIL
City, Country: ISLAMABAD PAKISTAN
"student of bsc n"
City, Country:pakistan peshawar
"I like this programme."
Name: ABIDA NUSSRAT
City, Country:Rawalpindi, pakistan
"kindly send me emails regarding all the issues regularly."
Name: ZAFAR ALI SHAH
"I wish to study Development Economics on a scholarship. I am a member of USEFP Pakistan so need their help. Regards Atiqa"
City, Country:Islamabad, Pakistan
"i want to study abroad plz help me"
"i wana to go abroad like USA or CANADA for master in engineering project management or wireless telecommunication . please i need your guidenece"
"kindly send me emails regarding all the issues regularly."
City, Country: karachi
"this is a great program of pak-us coordination in the field of education.we r realy v much thankful of U.S govt becs in this century education is the only thing we need."
Name: ghulamdastagir baloch
City, Country:quett pakistan
"OHDP (FREE DEUCATION PROGRAM) FOR THE DESERVING PEOPLE OF KHYBER PAHTOONKHWA PAKISTAN THEREFORE WE WANTS FREE SCHOLARSHIP FOR THE STUDENTS"
Name: ibrahim jan
City, Country:pakistan, malakand
"DEAR , I AM STUDENT OF MSC STATISTICS IN PUNJAB UNIVERSITY lAHORE PAKISTAN. I NEED SCHOLARSHP TO GO AND STUDY ABROAD. THANKS FOR KINDNESS. MUBASHIR MUNIR."
Name: Mubashir Munir
City, Country:Lahore, Pakistan
"I M ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS WANT TO WORK AS PHYSICS TEACHER AT USA. PLEASE HELP ME. SHAMS UL HAQ. M.Phil(PHYSICS) GOVT.POST GRADUATE COLLEGE. ABBOTTABAD."
Name: SHAMS UL HAQ
City, Country:ABBOTTTABAD. PAKISTAN
"This is encouraging"
Name: mujahid sher
City, Country:peshawar, pakistan
"Master Degree Programme in California in Engineering Electrical"
Name: Muhammad Faaiz Jamali
"It is wonderful, interesting desiring and deserving opportunity."
Name: MUHAMMAD AZEEM
City, Country: HYDERABAD
"i am graduate in electrical engineering and as an electrical engineer i want to do something for humanity in this energy crises all over the world and serve the humanity"
Name: Engr.Qazi Waqar
City, Country: Peshwar,Pakistan
"hi, i wana to do MBA in hotel management from switzerland"
Name: Raja hamid
City, Country: ialambad,pakitan
"i wanna to go italy 4 higher studies"
City, Country:gilgit pakistan
"me javaid iqbal i need scholorship and i am the student of environmental sciences uni of peshawar."
Name: javaid iqbal
"hey!!i am selected for usefp as an alternate candidate for 2011,so what is the next step."
Name: Muhammad irshad
City, Country:Timergara Dir lower Pakistan
"I M LLB FROM PESHAWER UNIVERSITY AND WANT TO DO MASTER IN LAW FROM USA"
Name: usman ali
City, Country:swat pakistan
"i have completed my B.com and want to do MBA abroad for my better future, kindly help me in this regard, i will be thankful to you."
City, Country: Lahore/Pakistan
"i have completed my I.com and want to do MBA abroad for my better future, kindly help me in this regard, i will be thankful to you."
City, Country: Lahore/Pakistan
"i m from uop,biotechnology department and i need scholorship."
Name: aamir iqbal
City, Country:peshawar. pakistan
"hi currently i m doing MPA(master in public administration) i want to apply for either MBA or M.Sfor 1 year in foreign country through USEFP,,kindly help me in this regard"
Name: nini khan
"i m a student. iread in class 6 i want to participate in scholrship to get free education on my personal power so i decided that i will take part in scholarships but i couldn,t find so if u people know so please email me thanks!"
Name: ihtisham ahmad khattak
City, Country: nowshera,pakistan
"i have complete B.com i want to go abroad country to continue may study.kindly email me about your any scholarship,"
Name: mohsin khan
City, Country: quetta pakistan
"I HAVE COMPLETE MY BSC..I WANT TO DO MS IN ECONOMICS abroad for my better future, kindly help me in this regard, i will be thankful to you."
Name: ANUM NOREEN
City, Country: multan,pakistan
"want to study abroad & have applied for fullbright scoholarship. What can I do next? As I belong to backward area, SO I am too much enthusiastic about it."
Name: Muhammad Nadir Khalil
City, Country: Bahawalpur, Pakistan
"I have done my M.Phill in poulnow to do my Ph.D from canada or any other european country so plz guide me. thanx"
Name: Dr. Faziq Raziq
City, Country: Peshawar, Pakistan
"i am read 1oth class give me free scholarship"
Name: kanwer lal
City, Country: pakistan&kot ghulam muhammed
"How to apply for the USEFP administered exchange programme?"
City, Country: Peshawar,Pakistan
"I belong to very remote area where Taliban banned on education of Pakistan but in such situation I have done MBA and serving as lecturer. I am very much interested to do my higher studies in Management Sciences from so highly civilized country where is peace, prosperity etc and that is United State of America but due to finance i cant imagine,"
Name: Imran Javed
City, Country:Bannu, Pakistan
"Dear Sir/Madam Assalam-o-Alaikum I am Muzammil and i am a student of 1st year and i got A grade in Tenth class i want to study in USA i hope u will reply me Thanks & regards Muzammil Bhanbhro"
"plezz informe me from us scolourships for pakistani students"
Name: zahid ullah
City, Country: peshawar
"I am doing bs biotechnology and iwant to immigrate to foreign country fr stdy."
City, Country: Bannu
"i am student of environmental science and i want to go for higher study MPhil in Global Information System(GIS) from Canada"
Name: Waqar Ali
City, Country: sukkhur sindh pakistan
"PLEASE INFORM ME ABOUT MASTERS PROGRAM IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES AND KINDLY INFORM ME REGARDING ALL SCHOLARSHIPS OF USA THANX"
Name: sohail baloch
City, Country: KALAT BALOCHISTAN
"send me method of filling usefp form"
Name: muhammad ishaq
City, Country:dg khan
"i wanna to go to abroad like USA , UK ,Astrillia for studies plz help meeee"
Name: kamal tanha
City, Country:peshawar ,pakistan
"can anyone tell,whatz the last date 4 sending admission in M.A (political science)as a private student."
"Sir I am very poor student of CEAD Mehran university jamshoro and Ive applied for 2013 program scholarship please sir how I will informed please sir only once a time concentrate on my application Ill be very thank full to you please its a voice of very poor student"
Name: Abid Nadeem
"Dear: I have done my BE(IT) from Hamdard University in 2004. I have on hand experiance of 07 years in Telecommunication sector First as a field engineer, than Team Lead, Than Regional Project Manger (HTR) on PTCL WLL Project and now as a: Project & Key Account Manager (Telecom) I have more than 05 years experiance in Project Managment in Multinational Company. Now i want MS or Masters in Project Mangment for Amerca on scholar ship. My spouce is also Professional having Post graduation digree from well reputed digree and on going sudent of another Post Graduation. Kindly help me put in said experiance and keen to learn latest in the field of Project Managment."
Name: Malik Yaseer ALi
City, Country:Abbottabad, Pakistan
"I have done pharm-d in 2012 from pakistan uol now i want to do msc in clinical psychology on the baises scholarship now tell me how to aplly to process my application i am waiting for your reply THANKYOU"
"Aslam o alikum! I am under gradute student . I want to apply for scholar ship because my father is not able to more support me.Please grant me schlor ship.May bi this schlorship fullfil my dreams. I hope you will help me."
City, Country:Rawalakot, Azad kashmir
"Respected Sir, I hereby, state that, I am a student of Government Boys Degree Collage Nawabshah, sindh, Pakistan and Studying in 12th class (Pre-Medical). I am here to request that I am belong from Nawabshah and did not getting any scholarships from any source. i want to apply for scholarship scheme but i have no idea how to apply for it, please guide me and also confirm me that I am from poor family as my father is farmer and large family,so he can not afford my expense of Collage and Tutions . My father(Syed Qamber Ali Shah) helped me upto date time in very difficulties and courage me but i have 4 sisters, shahzeen Fatima, rida fatima 11th class, fakhra zehar 8th class and tahzeeb zehra 4th class, they are students they also want support , in my home i have sibling, mother, father and aunty also..................Is I am eligible for scholarship or not. Sir kindly reply as soon as possible. Thanks Your;s Sincerely Syed Umair Abbas"
Name: umair abbas
City, Country:Nawabshah, Pakistan
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Five Pakistani students showcasing projects in US
Islamabad: The world's next generation of innovators, including five
students from Pakistan, is in San Jose, California, USA, to compete in the
world's largest pre-college science competition - the Intel International
Science & Engineering Fair 2010, a programme of Society for Science &
The event started on May 11 would conclude today (May 15)
with the names of the winners announced. As many as 1,611 high school students
from 59 countries, regions and territories have gathered there to share ideas,
showcase cutting-edge research and inventions, and compete for international
recognition and more than US$4 million in prizes.
Five students from
Islamabad, Karachi and Khairpur are taking part in this prestigious fair, who
were the winners of the Intel National Science Olympiad, held earlier this year
in Islamabad, representing Pakistan in this year's Intel ISEF.
of Headstart School, Islamabad is the 2010 finalists in the contest's
'chemistry' category is showcasing his project titled 'Preparation of Black Ink
from Fruit Arils of Pomegranate'. His other Pakistani colleagues include Sheeraz
Munir of Pak-Turk International School & Colleges, Khairpur, with his use of
'Lolium and Paspalum' species for decreasing air pollution.
teams' project, which explores cost effective industrial pollution prevention,
is being represented at the fair where Amir Shazad, Mohammad Sohail and Asjad
Shaheen of DA Degree College are presenting their project 'Dyeing of Wool &
Polyamide Substrates with Extracts of Natural Sources'.
finalists' independent research projects include such topics as climate change,
clean energy, autism, cancer, education reform, aerospace and robotics.
Moreover, 24 per cent of the 2010 participants have a patent or are considering
applying for one for their research.
Country Manager Intel Pakistan
Corporation Ashar H Zaidi said for the first time, this year's top winner would
receive the Gordon E Moore Award, a US$75,000 prize from Intel Foundation in
honour of the Intel co-founder, retired chairman and CEO, while two second-place
winners will receive the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Awards of US$50,000
Moore is perhaps best known for 'Moore's Law', which for more than
45 years has guided the semiconductor industry to deliver ever-more powerful
chips while decreasing the cost of electronics.
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Schoolteachers warn of protest
Rawalpinidi: The schoolteachers on Friday warned they would stage a
sit-in outside Parliament House on May 19 if the government failed to address
their grievances as promised by different federal ministers.
representatives of the teachers union in a press release said they along with
other government workers would start their protest rally from Abpara to
Parliament House where they would stage a sit-in for fulfillment of their one
point demand of hundred per cent increase in their salaries.
Representative of Muthida Mahaz Asatza Pakistan Abdul Munaf Khan said
Federal Minister for Livestock Humayan Aziz Kurd assured them on April 28 that
their grievances would be addressed soon.
He said the government had
been given 15 days after that they would be left with no option but to go for
He said the government should adopt Dr Mehboobul Haq formula for
increasing the salaries.
The teachers' leader said they had decided to
gather outside the Parliament House and if their demands were not met the
leaders of All Pakistan Workers Association representatives would observe hunger
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Private schools: Govt asked to check fat fees
Islamabad: The Cabinet Division has asked the government to monitor fee
structures of the private educational institutions operating in the Islamabad
Capital Territory (ICT), an issue which was left to the market forces to decide.
The National Assembly was informed on Friday that the recommendation of
the Cabinet Division had been placed before its Standing Committee on Education
to empower the government to monitor fees being charged by the private education
institutions in order to keep them within reasonable limits by fixing a ceiling.
In a written response to a question put by Tahira Auranzeb, Minister of
State for Education Ghulam Farid Kathia said that a bill had already been moved
to make changes in the Private Education Institutions Regulatory Authority
The authority was set up through a presidential ordinance in
September 2006 as a self-financing body under the administrative control of the
Ministry of Education.
The minister said private educational
institutions in Islamabad were imparting education up to the Higher Secondary
School Certificate (HSSC) or equivalent level. These are required to get
registered with the regulatory authority.
There are some 652 registered
private schools and colleges, with a strength of 140,000 students functioning
within the ICT limits.
About the control over fee of private educational
institutions, it was mentioned that the then federal cabinet while approving the
establishment of the regulatory authority directed not to interfere in the
determination of fee structure of Islamabads private education institutions.
Therefore, initially, it was left to the market forces to decide the fees.
However, the institutions were asked to make sincere efforts to keep
their fee structures within realistic limits and commensurate with the quality
of education and services being provided by them. Later on, complains were
received about exorbitant fees.
The Cabinet Division has advised
amendments in the existing law of the regulatory authority to enable monitoring
of the fees.
The NA Standing Committee on Education had already
discussed the issue in its meetings held on February 8 and 18 this year. Its
next meeting is being scheduled for sometime this month or the next one.
About second part of the question, Mr Kathia said as of now, there was
no proposal to establish a national regulatory authority during current
financial year to control fee structure of the private educational institutions.
It is worth mentioning here that in 2006 when the PEIRA was set up,
representatives of the educational institutions managed to limit its mandate
only to overseeing the registrations.
But this time, sources in the
Cabinet Division said, the regulatory authority would be given enough powers to
control the fees. Dawn
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Islamabad: A new controversy concerning the educational qualifications of MNAs could soon
be opened up. National Assembly's Standing Committee on Education Chairman Abid
Sher Ali has said that in light of the rule requiring all MNAs to hold a degree
their documents should be scrutinised. His observation that this task should be
undertaken by parliament itself and not the courts makes good sense. If the
assembly would itself take on this task, this would be greatly preferable – all
the more so in light of the overall environment as tensions among institutions
expand. It is worth, however, being aware of the consequences. An inquiry into
the matter threatens to open up a virtual Pandora's box. A former Election
Commission secretary has recently gone on record as saying that around 148 MNAs
could be in possession of fake degrees. While this says nothing for the
integrity of our legislators, the fact also is that proof that so large a number
hold falsified documents and thereby face disqualification under existing
regulations could lead to chaos.
As a side note, other controversies in
the matter need also to be mentioned. Most critical among these is the issue of
degrees from seminaries – with the rule that permits them leading to still
further malpractice. The matter has still to be decided on by courts. And of
course, we now have the prime minister stepping straight into the fray by
campaigning for Jamshed Dasti, an MNA who had stepped down after admitting his
degree was not genuine. The matter is one that needs to be discussed and
reviewed. The National Assembly is of course the best forum to do so. The rule
on degree introduced under Musharraf was said to be intended to improve the
quality of representation. There is much doubt if this has actually happened.
The question of whether formal education alone leads to wisdom and integrity is
an open one. We need parliament to look at the matter and all its aspects in
light of the new controversy and the requirements of democracy. It may indeed be
wise to do away with the regulation altogether, opening up the lower house to
all citizens and doing away with a law that quite evidently is almost impossible
to enforce in the first place.
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CASA discusses teachers' problems
Islamabad: Central Academic Staff Association (CASA) Islamabad Model Colleges in
a meeting held at IMCB, G-10/4, discussed problems faced by the teachers, says a
All the presidents/representatives of the Model Colleges
Staff Associations attended the meeting. The meeting was convened by President
(ASA) IMCB, G-10/4, Ijaz Athar. Vice President of Central Academic Staff
Association (Model Colleges) Dr Javed Kosar presided over the
After long deliberation the meeting identified three burning
issues, including hiring, which is even turned down to the fresh appointees,
upgradation that was announced by the previous government on 5th October 2006.
It was observed that university teachers were upgraded but college teacher were
deprived of it. Third issue identified was regularisation of TEF (Temporarily
It was pointed out that if these issues were not
resolved, the efficiency and quality of teaching might suffer to a very serious
extent. In the meeting two committees were constituted one to meet the
directors, DG and secretary education to bring the grievances in their notice
and second to mobilise the staff for the joint venture. The next meeting of CASA
will be held at ICB on May 19. The committees will submit their reports and next
strategy will be defined. The news
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