ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Oct, 2022 ) :Federal Minister for Science and Technology, Agha Hassan Baloch Wednesday directed the relevant officials to complete the project of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) in time and initiate the process of teachers training.
The minister was addressing a ceremony held here to distribute the cheques of Rs. 1 million on the account of enabling the STEM labs among the principals of schools.
Secretary MoST, Mr. Ghulam Muhammad Memon, Chairman Pakistan Science Foundation, Prof. Dr. Shahid Mahmood Baig and other officials were present in the ceremony.
The Public Sector Development Programme "Launching of STEM in Pakistan, Phase-I" is the umbrella project recently launched by the Pakistan Science Foundation and will be executed throughout the country with the support of federal and provincial stakeholders/education departments.
One of the targets of the project is to give impetus to Pakistan's preparation for developing a workforce for the fifth Industrial Revolution.
Under the STEM project, 50 STEM Labs will be established in 50 higher Secondary Schools/cadet colleges and 8 labs in different universities/institutions with a total cost of Rupees 993.784 Million.
High tech equipment including 3D Printers, Vinyl Cutters, Design Computers, STEM Kits etc. will be installed in these labs upon which the students will learn new techniques which are compulsory for the 5th Industrial Revolution.
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