In order to achieve the government’s objective of developing a knowledge-based economy, the Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF), which is part of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST), has announced the ‘Launching of STEM in Pakistan Phase-I.’
It is an umbrella project that will be implemented across the country at the same time, with the help of federal and provincial stakeholders/education ministries.
One of the project’s goals is to help Pakistan prepare for the fifth industrial revolution by building a workforce.
At this respect, a cheque distribution ceremony was held in the MoST committee room, presided over by Agha Hassan Baloch, Federal Minister for Science and Technology.
Secretary MoST, Ghulam Muhammad Memon, Chairman PSF, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig, and other senior MoST and PSF officials were in attendance. In the initial phase of the project, Agha Hassan Baloch gave checks totaling Rs. 1 million to build STEM Labs.
The STEM project would create 50 STEM Laboratories in upper secondary schools/cadet colleges and 8 labs in various universities/institutions for a total cost of Rs. 993.784 million.
High-tech equipment, such as 3D printers, vinyl cutters, design computers, STEM kits, and so on, will be installed in these laboratories, where students will learn new methods required for the fifth industrial revolution.
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