President Arif Alvi has launched Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics STEM program for Matric and Intermediate students.
The STEM program has been developed by the Ministry of Science and Technology and its development began last year on the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to the details, the STEM program is initially launched in 50 public schools and colleges, in which students from classes 9 to 12 will be enrolled on the basis of their talents and abilities. The initiative will be expanded to other public schools and colleges in the rest of the country in the next phase.
The STEM program has three components; laboratories, teacher training and STEM modules.
Under the first component, special laboratories will be created to facilitate students enrolled in the STEM programme. Under the second component, teachers will be trained to effectively impart education to the students enrolled in the programme. In the third component, universities will select schools and colleges purely on merit to improve the quality of education in STEM subjects.
Addressing the launch event, President Arif Alvi said that STEM disciplines have acquired a “special importance” in the world, adding that the launch of the STEM program has ushered in a new era of progress and will help Pakistani students. Will enable you to compete at the world level.
The Ministry of Science and Technology, Shibli Faraz termed the initiative a “game-changer” for the country’s education sector, and said that Pakistan will not progress unless public schools and colleges are modernized to international standards.