Dr Asim Hussain wins £8000 relief for Sindh students



By Nasir Mahmood

Karachi : The University of Northampton (UoN) has confirmed its intention to provide scholarships for Pakistani students who wish to study part of their programme or complete their programme at the UK UoN campus. Justice Retd Qazi Khalid Ali, Vice Chancellor, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto University of Law (SZABUL) disclosed this while talking to ‘National Courier’.

He stated that Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor and CEO, University of Northampton in his letter addressed to Dr Asim Hussain, Chairman Sindh Higher Education Commission of Pakistan confirmed this decision. Professor Nick Petford informed that as part of its ongoing work with the Sindh Inter-University Consortium (SIC) the University of Northampton has reviewed the SIC handbooks for law and business programmes. The curricula of these programmes provide suitable routes for articulation onto equivalent UoN programmes. The handbooks submitted for mapping onto UoN programmes include: 2 years BA Law, 3 years LLB, 5 year LLB, 4 year BA business, one year MBA and 2 year MBA.

According to Professor this letter is to confirm that arrangements will be put in place to enable students studying the above degree programmes in law and business to articulate onto equivalent UoN awards at Consortium universities in Pakistan. Students will also be able to complete part of their remaining studies in the UK and part of their remaining studies at a Consortium university in Pakistan resulting in a degree awarded by the UoN. The design of the degree articulation routes will follow HEC guidelines regarding curriculum frameworks and the study duration.

 UoN intend to provide scholarships for those students who wish to study part of their programme at the UK UoN campus or complete their programme at the UK UoN campus and would be pleased to offer a subsidised study programme at cost of £2000 per year or £1000 per semester in addition to the standard articulation fee. This opportunity will be open to all Consortium students but any final decision to enroll students for study at the UoN campus will remain with the University,” Vice Chancellor and CEO of UoN concluded.