HEC hosts send-off ceremony for students proceeding to Chinese universities on scholarship

ISLAMABAD : A farewell ceremony for 36 Pakistani students who were given scholarships to attend Chinese institutions as part of the Chinese Government Scholarship Program was organised by the Higher Education Commission (HEC). For Pakistani students to study in 289 selected Chinese universities, a scheme was introduced in 2019. 193 Pakistani students have received scholarships so far through this initiative, including 36 this year and 40 each in 2019 and 2020. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Nong Rong, the Chinese ambassador to Pakistan, and Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, the chairman of HEC. Ambassador Nong Rong expressed his happiness in interacting with Pakistani students from various regions of that country.