Pakistan Science Foundation distributed over 200 laptops to Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) 3rd batch students. STFS students paid exposure visite to top notch S&T Institutions.
The Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) 3rd batch students’ weeklong study tour and distribution of laptops ceremony by Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) held at Rawalpindi. The Federal Minster for Science and Technology (S&T) Chaudhry Fawad Hussain graced the occasion as chief guest.
Addressing the ceremony, Federal Minster said that Federal Government is going to convert 456 schools into Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools this year and this number will be doubled next year.
Fawad Chaudhry said that the laptop distribution is the pledge of the government to support every brilliant student of Pakistan, which was also the dream of Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Allama Muhammad Iqbal founders of Pakistan.
The Minister mentioned that government is committed to make scholarship system transparent and merit based. He urged students to develop their energies for progress of country.
Chairman PSF, Maj (r) Qaiser Majeed Malik, in his welcome address briefed the PSF programmes. He said the STFS is launched with the vision of supporting talented student and is being employed through joint efforts of pertinent organizations and stakeholders.
The Chairman said that the students are zealous for science education, who have passed their Matric, SSC or Equivalent examinations in science subjects from the government educational institutions with at least 60% marks in Matric/Equivalent with at least 70% marks in science subjects, are being selected through specialized tests, Computer Based IQ tests, presentations and interviews for admission to selected outstanding colleges.
These students are also being provided scholarships upto Rs.10,000 per month to cover fees and educational expenditures.