The brand new act is known as after Malala Yousafzai.
Earlier this month, the US Congress handed the proposed regulation and despatched it to the White Home for the president to signal.
“On Jan 13, the President signed into regulation the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act, which directs the US Company for Worldwide Growth (USAID) to award at the least 50 per cent of Benefit and Wants-Primarily based Scholarship Programme scholarships to Pakistani girls,” stated an announcement issued by the White Home.
The invoice was first handed by the Home of Representatives in March 2020 after which by the US Senate by a voice vote on Jan 1.
The invoice would direct 50computer of scholarships underneath a Pakistan-based greater schooling scholarship programme to Pakistani girls, from 2020 to 2022. The scholarships will likely be obtainable throughout a spread of educational disciplines and in accordance with present eligibility standards.
The invoice additionally requires USAID to seek the advice of with and leverage investments by the Pakistani non-public sector and Pakistani diaspora in america to enhance and broaden entry to schooling programmes in Pakistan.
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