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KP announces 1,300 scholarships for college students

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa education department has announced 1,300 “Youth Scholarships” for students at government colleges across the province.

“Students will be selected on merit,” SACM KP for Higher Education Kamran Bangash told Local News TV “The applicants will be given free admissions at colleges across the province along with a monthly stipend of Rs1,500.”

According to Bangash, this is the first time the scholarship has been extended to the entire province. Five students will be selected from every college on the basis of their performance. They will be provided yearly stipends by the Frontier Education Foundation.

In September, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Education Department launched second shift schools in 16 districts of the province.

The new program aimed to reduce the dropout ratio and balance over crowded schools by dividing the shifts.

Earlier, the Higher Education Commission of Pakistan announced scholarships for undergraduate students in Gilgit-Baltistan.