STAFF REPORT LHR: President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor H. Soomro has said that infrastructure and human resource are essentials while education plays the crucial role to maintain the feed in of thinkers and innovators to nurture the scientific and technological innovations.
He said this while speaking on “SandT Based Economic Development and Cooperation in ECO Region” under the auspice of ORIC-the Office of Research Innovation and Commercialization.
He further said that critical thinking and critical observation are the basic concepts of “inquiry”, especially for the children as learning through inquiry at grass root level will build a habit among pupils to enquire about the science phenomenon.
Dr. Soomro said that ECOSF is promoting IBSE at primary level in its all the ten Member Countries to move a step forward to ensure a sustainable supply of young talent linking advance research and industrial development to cope with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Dr. Soomro shared the key role of ECOSF in promoting science, education and research in ECO region, promoting IBSE for teaching STEM at schools, attracting students to science education, promoting higher educatio, fellowships for brilliant students of the region.
He finally concluded the lecture by saying that the key to socio-economic development lies in promotion of critical thinking and creativity at grass roots level – promotion of Inquiry Based Learning, understanding and appreciation of Nature- Appreciative Inquiry and higher education.