Chaudhry Fawad Hussain—the federal minister for Science and Technology on Friday said that STEM schools would be set up in Pakistan.
In a meeting with Tariq Binori—the Chairman HEC, he said that his unequivocal plan is to make the STEM school project a success in Pakistan.
While giving a description of the roadmap for the implementation of the STEM project, the minister said that in the start 7 reputed universities would be included in the STEM project for imparting education to the students varying from grade 6 to grade 10.
As per the Project, each university would be provided with the task of giving STEM education to two schools.
The Federal Minister said that the teaching staff of the chosen university for the project would be provided with incentives. He also said that the university students taking part in the project would also be asked to be a part of the STEM school project.
While discussing the implementation plan with the Chairman HEC, he said that a unique syllabus would be made which would be in accordance with the basic modern standards of science and education.
Furthermore, the criteria for the choice of schools and students for the project would be set. Regarding this the minister said that the National Testing Service (NTS) would be asked for conducting a screening test for selecting students so that the suitable students who show the relevant aptitude for science education may skilfully be chosen for the project.
Tariq Binori extended his complete support for the project success. He said that HEC would give its technical and financial support for the project.