STEM project launched In Pakistan

The Science and Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) project has been launched in Pakistan.

The project has been launched by the Pakistan Science Foundation under the umbrella of the Ministry of Science and Technology. In the first phase, the project is initially being launched in 50 schools across the country, which have been selected on the basis of their excellent academic results achieved during the last three years.

The inauguration ceremony was held at the Presidency and was attended by President Dr Arif Alvi and other high ranking dignitaries. President Alvi said children’s motivation towards science education would create actual wealth for the country, which would later support the industry and IT sector too.

The selected schools will be equipped with modern facilities and laboratories and faculty will be trained under the new system. A monitoring mechanism will also be in place to examine the productivity of the programme.

Under the programme STEM FABLABS would be set up in all STEM-designated schools, which would have state-of-the-art research facilities and would provide latest resources for digital fabrication. While speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Shafqat Mahmood said his office had launched a pilot programme in 35 educational institutions in Islamabad, which would also benefit the Pakistan Science Foundation in the STEM initiative.