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Govt mulls National Plan of Action for excellence in STEM

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Ahsan Iqbal has directed the education authorities to formulate a National Plan of Action for excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects on priority basis. He said quality education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at school, college and university level has vital impact on production of quality scientists, engineers and technicians for economy, says a press statement issued here yesterday.
He said we need to utilise the blended learning methods for students to inspire creativity in them. He said science curriculum, teacher training in science subjects, science and computer labs in every high school, science fairs & competitions, and effective monitoring & evaluation systems will be a part of plan.
He expressed these views while chairing a high level meeting to review the state of STEM subjects education in Ministry of Planning, Development and Reform. —PPI

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