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Steering Committee Reviews STFS Progress – Inter-Ministerial Committee Discusses Establishment of National Science School

Islamabad, July 04, 2017 (PPI-OT):The 2nd meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Steering Committee for Development Project, Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) for 1800 Young Students Phase-I (Component-I) was held in the Committee Room of Ministry of Science and Technology on July 4, 2017.

The meeting chaired by Minister for Science and Technology (S and T), was attended by Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Mr. Baligh-ur-Rahman, Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, Secretary Ministry of Science and Technology, Secretary Ministry of Planning, Development and Reforms, Secretary Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Secretary Ministry of Finance, Dr. Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) and STFS Project Director Mr. Jamil Qureshi. The meeting discussed progress of the project so far and expressed satisfaction over it. The establishment of National Science School under Government’s Vision 2025 was main agenda item of the meeting which also discussed issues observed during execution of the project.

It is pertinent to mention that the scheme was envisioned to be implemented through the collaborative efforts of relevant existing institutions and science enthusiasts in the public and private sectors. Main goals of STFS are attracting youth towards science in early years of education, developing a competitive knowledge economy through value addition and improving the quality of science and technology education particularly in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics. PSF will manage the STFS up to higher secondary level whereas the HEC will be responsible for university level/higher education under the scheme.

For more information, contact:
Sr. Science Promotion Officer
Pakistan Science Foundation
1-Constitution Avenue,
Sector G-5/2, Islamabad
Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9202469-70
Fax: +92-51-9202468
Website: www.psf.gov.pk

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