Learning Chinese: HEC awards scholarships to 36 students

By APP
Published: October 19, 2018
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Chinese. PHOTO: REUTERS

Chinese. PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) has awarded scholarships to 36 students from Gwadar for a Chinese language course at a university in Beijing.

This is the second batch of students, including 32 males and four females, the HEC will send to Beijing Polytechnic University for a one-year course, official sources told APP.

Sources also informed that the first batch of 14 students was sent in March this year.

An official said the government announced 50 scholarships in 2017 for students in Gwadar so that they could meet the demand of the required workforce for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

She said that the HEC was entrusted with the task to shortlist bright students from Gwadar for the scholarship, adding that the HEC Human Resource Development Division with the support of HEC Regional Centre would conduct the medical check-up of the students and facilitate them in the visa process.

The official said the HEC would also conduct an orientation session with the students to explain the purpose of the language course.

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