IIUI, 66 SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION JOIN HANDS FOR FINANCIAL AID OF NEEDY STUDENTS
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and The 66 Scholarship Foundation have joined hands to establish a working relationship to award financial aid to the needy students admitted in IIUI.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked between International Islamic University, Islamabad (IIUI) and The 66 Scholarship Foundation on Wednesday here at the new campus that was signed by Dr. Hathal Homoud Alotaibi, President IIUI and Mr. Naveed Afraz, Chief Executive of the 66 Scholarship Foundation. The ceremony was also attended by Vice President Academics, IIUI Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar.
Both of the sides agreed that the scholarships, after a scrutiny, will be provided to students of DAE and Undergraduate programmes enrolled in IIUI. It was agreed that The Financial Aid office IIUI will make necessary arrangements for the interview of the candidates in coordination with the Focal Person of the Foundation. The already constituted Pre-Institutional Scholarship Award Committee (Pre-ISAC) of IIUI will conduct the interviews of students /applicants for scholarship and shall recommend the cases for the award of scholarship to the 66 Scholarship Foundation.
On the occasion, Prof. Dr. Nabi Bux Jumani Vice President (A&F), Prof. Dr Ahmed Shuja Vice President (R&E), Dr. Abdul Rashid D.G. IIIE /Chair Pre-ISAC, Dr. Nadeem Ahmad Sheikh Dean FET, Prof. Dr. Ihsan Ul Haq, Principal Iqra College of Technology and Ms. Nuzhat Zareen Director, University Advancement & Promotion exchanged their views on mutual interests with the representatives of the Foundation including Mr. & Mrs. Tauqir Ahmed Sharifi presently G.M. National Power Construction Corporation, Mr. & Mrs. Colonel (Rtd.) Qamar Bashir Company Secretary, Mr. & Mrs. Brigadier (Rtd.) Shaukat Aslam Member Advisory Committee Finance.
Earlier, during the meeting with the delegation of The 66 Scholarship Foundation, IIUI President appreciated the efforts made and transparency being adopted for award of scholarships and thanked the delegation for visiting IIUI. He hoped that both would explore a lot of opportunities that can be utilized through joint ventures between the University and the Foundation. Mr. Naveed Afraz Chief Executive of the 66 Scholarship Foundation told the IIUI President that The 66 Scholarship Foundation is a charitable organization providing financial support to the neediest students up to undergraduate level. He said that the Foundation believes in equal opportunity for all students; boys and girls, Muslims and Non-Muslims.
Meanwhile, cheques of the fee of spring semester 2022 endowed by The 66 Scholarship Foundation were distributed among 11 deserving students by Vice President Academics Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar. Dr. Ayaz Afsar also briefed in detail about the university profile to the delegation as well as he hailed the efforts of Dr. Nuzhat Zareen and her team for university’s advancement and linkages with charitable organizations.
Later, the delegation called on the Rector of the University, Dr. Masoom Yasinzai. During the meeting issues of mutual interest were discussed. The Rector, IIUI expressed happiness over the Memorandum of Understanding and appreciated the spirit of the 66 Scholarship Foundation. He said that whatever money would be spent for the education of the youth today it would have far-reaching results for the development, success and prosperity of the nation. At the end, the delegation also visited various laboratories of the university.