Ehsaas Education Stipends programme to be launched today
ISLAMABAD – All is set to launch the Ehsaas Education Stipends programme for deserving households, enabling them to send their children for primary, secondary and higher secondary education.
Prime Minister, Imran Khan is likely to launch the Ehsaas Education Stipends programme which will be rolled out nationwide across all districts. The programme has been structured along the lines of Ehsaas’ Stipend policy that incentivizes higher stipend amounts for girls as compared to boys. Under the Ehsaas Education Stipends, primary school boys will get quarterly stipends of Rs 1,500 and girls Rs 2,000; secondary school boys will get Rs 2,500 and girls Rs 3,000; and at higher secondary level, boys will get Rs 3,500 and girls Rs 4,000 a quarter. All education stipends will be paid biometrically to mothers on attainment of 70% attendance of their children. According to the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar’s official statement.