Islamabad: Another 20 Pakistanis have completed their PhDs under Higher Education Commission‘s (HEC) Overseas Scholarship Program.
Considered to be a middle ranking country when it comes to literacy and education, Pakistan’s s higher eduction sector is going through financial crunches these days.
According to official statistic, though literacy rate has increased from 57 percent to 58 percent in the country, the target of increasing reach of higher education from 5 percent to 10 percent has yet to be achieved.
HEC statistics obtained by Independent UK-based news website The News Tribe inform that under Overseas Scholarship Scheme 1 five students have completed their Ph.Ds in fields of Management Sciences, Applied Mathematics, Social Sciences, Electronics Engineering and Natural Sciences.
Under Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2, 15 candidates completed their doctoral degrees in the month of August in fields of Engineering, Physical and Biological Sciences, Agriculture and Social Sciences.
The candidates out of which only one is female belong to LUMS, International Islamic University, COMSATS Abbotabad, National Textile University Faisalabad, Punjab University, NESCOM, Quaid-e-Azam University, SSUET, UET Peshawar, Bahauddin Zakaria University Bahawalpur, MAJU Islamabad, CME College Rawalpindi and IBA Sukhur.