On 21st February 2018, Habib University Foundation formalised an important relation with an engaged industry partner: TSL Pvt. Ltd. has agreed to support several full scholarships for Habib University students. A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony was organised on Habib University’s campus with the CEOs of both institutions.
As part of their CSR activity, numerous local and international enterprises have stepped forward to play their part in carrying forward the mission of this innovative institution for higher learning. TSL is joining the likes of Standard Chartered Bank and Jubilee Insurance who have supported spaces and scholarships for Habib University and its students.
Mr. Parvez Ghias, CEO of Habib University Foundation welcomed the new members of the community of Mohsineen of Habib University: “It is exemplary when individuals step forward and provide education for the nation. For this institution and its students, this signing significantly takes this important relationship forward. We hope you will frequently get to meet the HU students and join in their progress. One day they will graduate and become game changers for Pakistan’s society.”
Mr. Ali Naqi Taqi, CEO of TSL signed the MoU with the words: “I would like to thank you for the opportunity to be part of the amazing work you are doing. After visiting Habib University, I was extremely keen of being part of your journey and we quickly decided to sponsor students for 4 years. I believe it is our responsibility to help others break the glass ceiling.”
Several students were present at the signing and inspired with their stories of fulfilling a dream with being able to access high quality education. Student Zoha reflected: “My experience at HU has been amazing. The HU TOPS scholarships for students from local school examination backgrounds is a game changer to provide both encouragement and equal access irrespective of background. It is a bridge, communicating all sides of our society. My aim was to be a Computer Scientist, and at the same time to shape my personality and hone my presenting skills. At HU, there is no discrimination and the paths for success are opened up.”
Habib University has pioneered a model of access to higher education for transformational impact. Dr. Shahid Sheikh, Dean of HU’s School of Science and Engineering closed the ceremony stating that “it is the duty of society to make sure that educational opportunities are available to all citizens regardless of their background and that is what HU is aspiring. Our process is already needs blind and the goal is to make question of tuition fee irrelevant. And to make this possible we rely on society to come forward and join the cause, both individuals and companies. Thank you again for the wonderful gift by TSL to Habib University.” In building this community, HU ensures both diversity in the student body as well as societal engagement for relevance and quality of truly higher education.