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Balochistan Paving the Way for Robotics Education in Pakistan

By: Saeed Yousuf

QUETTA: The Secretary Secondary Education Department Balochistan, Mr. Abdul Fateh Bhangar chaired a high profile discussion on bringing science and robotics initiatives into public school education in Quetta on Monday.

Attending the meeting were representatives from nine robotics organisations from across Pakistan, who briefed Mr. Bhangar and other officials of the school education department on innovations in math and science education that how introducing them into the classroom can facilitate education in line with the requirements of the 21st century.

The officials of the Secondary Education Department appreciated the the gathered science professionals and reiterated the Balochistan government’s commitment to improve science education in schools to enable the children of Pakistan’s role in the country’s economic and scientific future.

The discussion also marked the formation of a Pakistan Robotics Alliance, with the support of the Balochistan Secondary Education Department, for the promotion of robotics and science education in the country.

All participants agreed that the investment in science should not be limited to opportunities for more engineers and doctors in the market-place, but to allow all children to gain cognitive skills, logic and critical thinking.

The meeting ended with agreement on action points to continue collaboration between the education department and the Robotics Alliance.

Published in The Balochistan Point on September 18, 2017

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