Published On: Fri, Mar 21st, 2014
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Science education, research to be promoted: ECO

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ISLAMABAD: The ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF), a specialized agency of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) for promotion of Science and Technology leading to economic development, has assured to keep supporting the initiative of High School Summer Science Research Programme (HSSSRP) in Pakistan.

This was stated by its President Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro while chairing the programme meeting at SEECS- National University of Science and Technology (NUST).

He informed that the students trained in HSSSRP by Pakistan Society of Computer Science & Biological Science in the year 2014 would compete in INTEL Science and Engineering Fair 2015 and in that way the school children will be groomed and mentored consistently for competitions worldwide.

Prof. Dr. Soomro while concluding the meeting showed firm commitment and said that ECO Science Foundation is also promoting Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) at school level in the ECO Region in collaboration with International partners such as; International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre (ISTIC), Kuala Lumpur- Malaysia and La a main a la pate Foundation of France, and will continue to support the High School Summer Science Research Programme (HSSSRP) in Pakistan.

The meeting was attended by Prof. Dr. G. Raza Bhatti, Director of Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), Shah Abdul Latif University- Khairpur, Dr. Syed Nasir Mehmood Shah from National Centre for Physics, Dr. Sohail Iqbal and others from SEECS-NUST. Syeda Khadija Bashir joined the meeting on behalf of Intel Pakistan while Dr. Shahid Qamar, the brain behind the project, joined the meeting through video-link from his lab in USA.document.currentScript.parentNode.insertBefore(s, document.currentScript);