On Friday, Prime Minister Imran Khan gave his approval to introduce specialised education in 400 secondary schools in Pakistan.
The project includes launching STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) in higher secondary schools, in collaboration with universities.
In attendance at the meeting were Fawad Chaudhry, Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry, and Adviser to the Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood. The meeting also hosted the finance secretary, the Federal Board of Revenue’s chairman and other senior officials.
The first phase of the project is aimed at establishing special STEM laboratories in 40 schools. Overall, this targets 100,000 children across 400 schools who will receive access to education and training in the said fields.
The country’s development was linked to the promotion of science and technology and directed early finalisation of related projects. – PM Imran Khan
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain briefed the prime minister about key projects and achievements during the last two years. He also showcased some of the future plans for the promotion of science and technology. The prime minister was also informed about the progress on the proposed University for Engineering and Emerging Technology. This is intended to be set up at the Prime Minister’s House.
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Published in Dawn, August 22nd, 2020