Celebrations: US embassy FB page gets 1m followers

Published: June 6, 2013
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ISLAMABAD: English Access Microsholarship Programme (EAMP) students joined in on festivities to celebrate the US embassy Facebook page’s one millionth fan at the National University of Modern Languages (NUML) on Wednesday, said a press release issued by the university.

EAMP, which was established in December 2012 in collaboration with the US Department of State, will be running till December 2014.

The programme is designed to provide an interactive English-language learning experience for 14 to 17-year-old students.

The main objectives are to develop appreciations of US and Pakistani cultures, encourage critical thinking, and improve the students’ classroom performance.

US Ambassador Richard Hoagland celebrated the event with 100 English-language students. “The US embassy uses Facebook to communicate directly with Pakistanis to inform them about initiatives the two countries are working on together.”

He said the Facebook page provides information about scholarships and study opportunities in the US.

NUML Rector Major Gen.(retd) Masood Hasan conferred the university’s shield on the ambassador.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2013.

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