STAFF REPORT ISB: The National ICT RandD Fund established under Ministry of Information Technology and is committed to promote RandD in ICTs with the vision to transform the countrys economy into knowledge based economy has donated 600 student kits to three interested charitable organizations – Faiz-ul-Islam Rawalpindi, Read Foundation Islamabad and Edhi Foundation Islamabad.

“The National ICT RandD Fund imparts “Foundation Training” to eligible students of undeserved areas of Pakistan including GB, AJandK and FATA that register to compete for PMs National ICT Scholarship Programme under which, so far more than 4,200 scholarships worth up to Rs 3.3 billion have been awarded to talented students of undeserved areas out which 1125 have graduated,” said Syed Wasim Hashmi, Programme Head, PMs National ICT Scholarship Programme.

Equipping these candidates (free of cost) with modern pedagogical techniques to take the entrance tests of ICT related undergraduate programmes of top HEC recognised universities, they are also provided students kits comprising a bag, MCQ Based Test Training Manual and stationary items. Representatives of the charitable organisations lauded the gesture of National ICT RandD Fund that helps their children to prepare for the entrance exams and motivates them for pursuing the higher education.

Earlier, Yasir Qadir, CEO National ICT RandD Fund said that the real value lies in development of ICT based human resource development that can change the dynamics of our economy.

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