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Punjab to send 35 officers abroad to study
« on: May 09, 2008, 02:25:30 PM »
Punjab to send 35 officers abroad to study

Lahore, May 08, 2008: The Punjab government will send 35 provincial officers on scholarship to foreign universities as part of the Punjab Capacity Building Programme sponsored by the World Bank (WB).

The WB will bear the expenses of $28,400 a month for every officer, including a scholarship fee of $16,000 and a living stipend of $1,600 a month. The Punjab Resource Management Programme (PRMP) will manage the scholarships on behalf of the WB, an official said.

Sources said that 51 provincial officers had so far applied for the scholarships.

The PRMP will short-list eligible candidates for scholarship for yearlong master degree programmes in various disciplines, including human resource development, policy management development, and management and administration.

The Planning and Development Department chairman will interview the short listed candidates in the second week of this month, sources said.

Sources said that this would be the second time the Punjab government would award scholarships to its provincial officers under the Punjab Capacity Building Programme. Last year, 18 officers were given this facility.

Last year, PRMP conducted tests for the candidates under the National Testing Service, but they were highly criticised and have been dropped from the evaluation process this year.