Sir Syed University of Engineering and Technology (SSUET) Karachi has given a scholarship to the national women cricketer Syeda Aroob Shah for the promotion of cricket.

She will get free education at Sir Syed University in coming 4 years and total expenditure of education is around 10 lacs that university will bear. Syeda Aroob Shah has represented Pakistan in five T20 and two One-Day International matches, Aroob Shah will lead Pakistan in the Women’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup to be held in South Africa next year.

Aroob Shah met Chancellor of SSUET Jawaid Anwar, Vice-Chancellor Prof Dr Vali Uddin and Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali and thanked them for awarding her full, 100% scholarship. It is better for bright future. Although cricket is my passion, yet education is important. Achievements without education is meaningless. The university will bear all expenditure of my education that amounts to Rs 10 lakhs in 4 years. I will also look for more cricketers to get free education at SSUET.

Chancellor Javaid Anwar said that Aroob Shah is the pride of Pakistan cricket. One can assess her talent and abilities as she made her debut at the age of 15 years. Giving her full scholarship is also a matter of pride for us. He said that Sir Syed University gives importance to sports and our students participate in 18 different sports.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Vali Uddin said that Sir Syed University is providing free education to sportsmen under the sports policy.

Registrar Syed Sarfraz Ali, said that the doors of SSUET are open for talented players of hockey, football and other sports including cricket and they may focus on sports activities along with their education.

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Arshad Yousafzai is a Karachi-based journalist covering Education and Human Rights. He can be reached on Twitter @Arshadyousafzay

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