The world’s first fee-free university will start its operations in Pakistan next month with 600 students already enrolled in three different master degrees.
Akhuwat University will be one of a kind university in the world that will be offering free education to the needy in the country.
According to Dr. Mohammad Amjad Saqib, the executive director of Akhuwat, the university will be opened in Kasur district which is near Lahore on the 14th of August in 2018.
Speaking to Khaleej Times, Dr. Amjad Saqib told that the university will run on the basis of long-term Qarz-e-Hasan. He revealed that students will get the education from the university for free but can pay the fee after 5,10, or even 20 years or whenever they are able to return it.
This way they will be able to pay back only after they are earning enough to support themselves and their families. They will be paying later to support others with free education in the future.
Akhuwat believes that education is the ultimate solution to all the problems of Pakistan. The country cannot progress and compete with the international community until the country becomes properly educated.
The university will enroll 20 percent of students from each province of Pakistan. The university building is already being built with help of donations.
Akhuwat is also already running a fee-free college in Pakistan which is situated in Lahore and has more than 300 students enrolled from all the provinces of Pakistan.
The collect currently offers pre-engineering, pre-medical and ICT courses. To be able to gain entry into the college, a student must obtain 75% marks in their matriculation examination and they should be able to pass the test conducted by the college.