ISLAMABAD – A project for encouragement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in four hundred higher secondary schools across the county, has been approved by Prime Minister Imran Khan during a high-level meeting on Friday.
The meeting was convened for deliberation upon new projects of Science and Technology. During meeting, Fawad Hussain Minister for Science and Technology apprised the participants about the key projects, achievements and future plans initiated during the last two years for promotion of science& technology sector.
The participants apprised about the progress on the proposed University for Engineering and Emerging Technology to be established at the Prime Minister House. The meeting also focused on the project of clean water supply and provision of relevant jobs to youth and women across the country.
Launching of STEM project in collaboration with universities to promote science and technology, engineering and mathematics at 400 higher secondary schools approved during the meeting. In first stage, special laboratories for modern science, technology, engineering and mathematics will be established at 40 schools. Around 100,000 children in 400 schools will have access to the education and training in modern sciences.
Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Minister for Science and Technology also presented a road-map for increasing manufacture of medical equipment and improve its exports.
The PM, Imran Khan was briefed about a detailed plan to modernize the agriculture sector and boost its production through use of modern technology. PM, Imran Khan praising the proposed scientific projects for agriculture sector to boost the country’s exports stressed for utilizing the potential of youth while carrying out the projects. He directed that impediments in the proposed projects should be removed.
The Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated the efforts of Minister for Science and Technology and his ministry for local manufacturing of safety kits, ventilators and other equipment during Covid-19 pandemic. Minister for Science and Technology Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Commerce Adviser Abdul Razzak Dawood, the Secretary Finance, Chairman Federal Bureau of Revenue and other senior officials participated in the meeting.