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Islamabad: The Higher Education Commission (HEC) would follow a merit based criteria for implementing the Laptop Scheme recently announced by the government for the brilliant students across the country.


Higher Education Commission Chairman Dr. Javaid R. Laghari told APP that the Laptop Scheme for Youth, after gaining great popularity in Punjab province, was being expanded to the other parts of the country so that the outstanding students can be rewarded.


“It is very necessary to equip the students with latest knowledge and Laptop facility with access to internet can keep them in touch with the external world”, he observed.


This scheme would enable the youth to seek latest knowledge, interact with international universities and gain vast career opportunities, he said.


An amount of Rs3 billion has been approved by the government in this years’ budget and the commission would soon finalise the criteria for this programme, in consultation with all the stakeholder, he added.