PSF NEWS

Summer Camp Under STFS Concludes

Laptops Distributed Among 300 Students of 2nd Batch
Fleet of Nine Mobile Science Labs Launched
Government Committed to provide Educational Opportunities to Students: S&T Minister
Under Vision 2025 govt will make Pakistan one of top 25 economies of world: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD (July 7, 2017): The Government is committed to provide maximum educational facilities and opportunities to the students and launching of a fleet of nine mobile science labs under Science Talent Farming Science testify this resolve, said Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) on Friday (July 7, 2017).

He was addressing the closing ceremony of weeklong Summer Camp for 2nd Batch of 300 students of the Development Project "Science Talent Farming Scheme" (STFS).

Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Fazal Abbas Maken, Federal Secretary, Ministry of S&T, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), Mr. Jamil Qureshi, Project Director STFS, scientists, teachers and students were present on this occasion.

Earlier, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) and Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms inaugurated a fleet of nine Mobile Labs at Pakistan Science Foundation. These mobile labs equipped with e-learning system will travel to far flung areas’ schools of the country having no or inadequate facilities of science practical.

The S&T Minister said that despite hurdles the present government has set a direction to make Pakistan strong and prosperous.

He said that the success of Science Talent Farming Scheme would be a moment of satisfaction for him. The Minister said that no doubt the scheme would produce best scientists in near future. Work on establishment of National Science School is also going on, he added.

Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Mr. Ahsan Iqbal said that science is a passion and quest for knowledge. He asked Pakistan Science Foundation to award students every year for best innovation and science research articles. He said that under Vision 2025 the government has envisioned to make Pakistan one of the top 25 economies of the world. He said that STFS will help materialize this dream.

Federal Secretary for S&T Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken said that educated human resource is the best asset of a nation. He called upon the students to become frontline troops of the country in inventions and innovations to make the country prosperous and developed and this could be achieved by change in thinking and self-belief.

PSF chairman Prof. Dr. Muhammad Ashraf said that the selection of STFS students is being made on merit in a very transparent manner. He deplored that the condition of Science labs in most of the schools is very pathetic and most of the rural areas schools lack this vital part of science education. He acclaimed the government’s Vision 2025. He said that under the STFS Pakistan Science Foundation has transformed science caravans into state of the art mobile science labs to provide lab facility to rural areas schools for improving the science education standards. He requested government to establish at least two state of the art science labs in every district every year.

Later, the Chief Guest, the S&T Minister distributed laptops among 300 students of the 2nd batch of STFS students.


Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) and Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms cut ribbon to inaugurate a fleet of nine Mobile Labs at Pakistan Science Foundation.


Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) and Prof. Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms, Federal Secretary S&T and PSF Chairman at closing ceremony of Summer Camp for 2nd batch of STFS students.


Rana Tanveer Hussain, Federal Minister for Science and Technology (S&T) distributes laptops among 2nd batch students of Science Talent Farming Scheme.
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