A group of 25 high achiever students of government schools from all over the Pakistan were given a reception at the Pakistan High Commission London. These students were selected under “Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS)” which is a project of Pakistan Science Foundation Ministry of Science and Technology, Islamabad. “Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS)” is a fully Government funded project meant for selection of talented 300 students each year from all over Pakistan who have passed matriculation from Government schools.
They are currently participating in the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF). on the occasion the High Commissioner to London Syed Ibne Abbas, congratulated the students on their academic achievements. He also appreciated their dedication, hard work and commitment to purpose. The high commissioner hoped that the country would benefit from their knowledge and expertise in scientific fields in future.
He also interacted with the students individually and asked them to share their views after getting the international exposure. The students said they were more self-confident, optimistic and informed after having attended the LIYSF. The high commissioner commended the federal government’s initiative to focus on talent hunt from the government schools from across the country that would ensure equal opportunities for students belonging to all regions of Pakistan. The project takes the students up to the highest degrees i.e. PhD in various scientific disciplines. Scholarships to the mark of Rs10,000 per month are provided for the selected students. Besides, visits to universities and international Science and Technology organizations are included in modules.—APP