ISLAMABAD (December 13, 2016): Six Pakistani students participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) 2016, which was held in Bali, Indonesia from December 2-11. Out of the six students from Pakistan, Yusra Nadir was awarded a Bronze Medal in Experimental Design Competition.
The Olympiad is an annual individual and team competition in the field of natural sciences for students who are under 16 years of age on 31st December of the competition year. The competition is held in the first week of December every year, in different countries. Currently, around 50 member countries participate in IJSO every year.
IJSO was established in recognition of the significance of the Natural Sciences in the general education of young people and in all aspects of their lives.
With the efforts of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) Chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Pakistan became a member of IJSO this year. PSF, after strict written test and interview selected six students for participation in the event. The students’ team led by PSF’s Senior Science Promotion Officer Syeda Rehana Batool took part in the event first time and won laurels for the country.
The PSF Chairman has termed the Pakistan team’s success a very astounding achievement indeed.
Pakistani student Yusra Nadir on victory stand during International Junior Science Olympiad 2016 competitions at Bali, Indonesia.
Pakistan team leader Syeda Rehana Batool, Science Promotion Officer, PSF, along with Pakistani student Yusra Nadir shows Bronze Medal won in Experimental Design competition at Bali, Indonesia.
A group photo of Pakistan team during International Junior Science Olympiad 2016 at Bali, Indonesia.