Oxford University announce to provides scholarships for Balochistan students

Oxford University announce to provides scholarships for Balochistan students


The Oxford Pakistan Programme (OPP) scholarships are now open for students from Balochistan. This pioneering initiative aims to create new opportunities for students from the sparsely populated region and support Pakistan through targeted scholarships.

Announcement at Lady Margaret Hall

Balochistan Chief Minister Sarfaraz Bugti made the announcement during Oxford University’s annual May Dinner and Fundraiser at Lady Margaret Hall. He introduced a new graduate scholarship designed to empower a deserving student from Balochistan to pursue STEM subjects at the prestigious institution.

Commitment to Educational Transformation

Chief Minister Bugti praised the initiative, highlighting his government’s dedication to educational transformation and youth empowerment in Balochistan. This scholarship represents a significant step towards educational equality and the development of future leaders from the region, which is the largest province of Pakistan by land.

Oxford Pakistan Programme’s Role

Since its establishment three years ago, the Oxford Pakistan Programme has become the largest Pakistan-focused academic platform outside Pakistan. The programme has been instrumental in fostering academic ties and providing opportunities for Pakistani students at Oxford.

Event Highlights

Over a hundred guests attended the event at Lady Margaret Hall, including Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, Sarfaraz Bugti, Aamir Ibrahim, Mohammed Khaishgi, and others. Prior to the dinner, an annual strategic advisory board meeting was held to discuss the future direction of the OPP. The focus was on scholarship availability, accessibility measures, and post-study employment opportunities for scholars.

Generous Donations

During the event, a generous donation of one hundred thousand pounds was announced to initiate an endowment fund for the programme. Additionally, Malala Yousafzai announced a scholarship for Palestinian students, further extending the programme’s reach and impact.

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