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TikTok to offer 10,000 scholarships to Pakistani students

11:15 PM | 15 May, 2023
TikTok to offer 10,000 scholarships to Pakistani students
Source: Tik Tok

KARACHI – With the aim to digitise education, TikTok and ed-tech company Edkasa are collaborating with the Sindh Education Foundation (SEF) to expand the #ExamReady scholarship scheme to over 10,000 deserving students in the province.

According to a statement from the social media platform, #ExamReady, a first-of-its-kind STEM-focused digital learning project, was established in early 2022 by TikTok, Edkasa, and the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) to support online education and distance learning for high school students.

It was also mentioned that the #ExamReady scholarship project, which would award online study grants to 18,000 meritorious students from all around Pakistan, was unveiled earlier this year.

The collaboration with the Sindh Education Foundation will support the advancement of quality education in Sindh's underserved regions. Sindh post-primary students in grades IX to XII would be eligible for the scholarships. 

Over 500 instructional videos on chemistry, physics and maths were made available online as part of the #ExamReady campaign, which aimed to aid millions of Pakistani students. 

These included exam hacks and study strategies. Since their release, the educational videos have received close to 114,000 video submissions and over 558 million views on TikTok among Pakistani students.

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US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65

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