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Bradford exchange helps deliver higher education to rural Pakistan


The University of Bradford has welcomed four students from rural Pakistan as part of an international exchange scheme.

The exchange, part of the International Student Exchange Programme, strengthens Bradford’s links with its associate Namal College in the Mianwali district.

The four, third year BSc Computer Science students Muhammad Usman (from Rawalpindi, Punjab)and Mazhar Abbas (from Attock Cantt, Punjab), and third year Electrical and Electronic Engineering students Bilal Ahmad (from Vahri, Punjab) and Kashif Fareed (from Battagram, KPK), will study in Bradford until the end of the second semester in May.

Namal College is now in its seventh year of operations. It is an associate college of Bradford and students graduate with University of Bradford degrees. It is the only institution in Pakistan providing such an opportunity.

The College’s Chair of the Board of Governors, Imran Khan, said: “Namal College greatly appreciates the support being provided by the University of Bradford, in its efforts to make quality higher education accessible and affordable for the youth of Pakistan.

“Namal College is rapidly moving towards its goal of becoming a centre of excellence for higher education in Pakistan, uplifting Pakistan’s rural areas through the provision of quality higher education.

“I congratulate the students on their outstanding achievement in being selected by the University of Bradford.”

Pictured (l-r) are Mazhar, Usman, Bilal and Kashif.

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