Prime Minister’s Youth Programme Offers Online Courses & Certificationunder Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme
Islamabad: 11 April, 2017: Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Program, Ms. Leila Khan was the Chief Guest at a ceremony held at Higher Education Commission for signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between M/s Overseas Technology Pvt. Ltd and Higher Education Commission, the executing body of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme, for offering subsidized online courses and certification of highly ranked world renowned universities to recipients of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme. Prof. Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed Chairman HEC, Prof. Dr. Arshad Ali Executive Director HEC and higher management of HEC was also present at the moment.
This understanding will provide an opportunity to the students to secure certifications from World renowned universities that will enhance their learning capabilities and skills for professional career. A verified certificate from authentic online platform can serve as a proof for an employer that someone is abreast with cutting-edge tools and skills needed for a competitive career internationally. Keeping in view the significance of the online learning, budget provision for these online courses has been made part of the project.
MS and PhD level laptop recipients of Prime Minister’s Laptop Scheme can sign up and enroll in different courses and earn certificates upon the completion of specified modules. The minor portion of course fee will be borne by the students while major portion of the cost will be subsidized by the Government. The main aim of the cost sharing is to ensure student’s commitment and seriousness in pursuing the courses.
Ms. Leila Khan, Chairperson Prime Minister’s Youth Program appreciated the management of M/s Overseas Technology Pvt. Ltd and Higher Education Commission for undertaking this revolutionary step for providing students with a great opportunity to secure internationally acclaimed IVY League Universities’ certificates through an online platform.
Prime Minister’s Programme for Youth
Prime Minister’s Youth Programme is a revolutionary programme for the socio-economic development of youth, in a bid to combat soaring unemployment in the country. It has a broad canvas of schemes aimed at enabling youth and poor segments of population to: Get good employment, opportunities, Secure economic empowerment, Acquire skills needed for gainful employment, Have access to higher education and IT tools, Access to on-the-job training/internship for young graduates to improve the probability of getting a productive job
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