High achievers from Government Schools of Pakistan received at the High Commission
A group of 25 high achiever students of government schools from all over Pakistan were given a reception at the Pakistan High Commission London on 7 August 2017. These students were selected under “Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS)” which is a project of Pakistan Science Foundation – Ministry of Science & Technology, Islamabad. They are currently participating in the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF).
Welcoming the students, H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner congratulated the students on their academic achievements. He also appreciated their dedication, hard work and commitment to purpose. The High Commissioner hoped that the country would benefit from their knowledge and expertise in scientific fields in future. He also interacted with the students individually and asked them to share their views after getting the international exposure. The students said they were more self-confident, optimistic and informed after having attended the LIYSF.
The High Commissioner commended the Federal Government’s initiative to focus on talent hunt from the government schools from across the country that would ensure equal opportunities for students belonging to all regions of Pakistan.
“Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS)” is a fully Government funded project meant for selection of talented 300 students each year from all over Pakistan who have passed matriculation from Government schools. The Project takes the students up to the highest degrees i.e. PhD in various scientific disciplines. Scholarships to the mark of Rs.10,000/- per month are provided for the selected students. Besides, visits to universities and international Science & Technology organizations are included in modules. Science Research projects will be undertaken by the students under supervision of university teachers/researcher.
Simultaneously, state of the art “National Science School” will be established to accommodate 1500 students, with starting intake of 300 students from grade-8, to provide free high quality education with boarding facilities for deserving talented students from Government schools of Pakistan, purely on merit.
Mr Jamil Qureshi, Project Director (Science Talent Farming Scheme – STFS), was leading the students.