President ECOSF attended concluding ceremony of STSF as a Chief Guest

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A concluding ceremony of Science Talent Farming Scheme (STFS) Batch No.6 was held on March 8, 2024 at Murree, Pakistan. 250 science students from all over Pakistan were attending. President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Seyed Komail Tayebi attended the ceremony as Chief Guest on the invitation of the host; Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF).


STSF is scheme conceived by PSF for young students with the aim to groom and transform them into productive scientists through additional interventions like study visits, workshops on Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) and interaction with eminent scientists and motivational speakers. Followings are the main goals of STFS:

  • Attracting youth towards Science in early years of education.
  • Developing a competitive knowledge economy through value addition.
  • Improving the quality of Science and technology education particularly in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics for students of Government schools.


This was the sixth batch of STSF wherein, 500 students from all over the country were trained.


During the concluding ceremony, Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Muhammad Akram Shaikh delivered the opening remarks and welcomed all the distinguished guests. He briefly made introduction of STSF which was launched in in 2018.


President ECOSF in his speech extended his sincere appreciation to Pakistan Science Foundation for hosting this Ceremony and successfully fostering the Science Talent Farming Scheme (STSF). To enhance the passion of the students, Prof. Tayebi also talked about the struggles and achievements of great Muslim scientists and mathematicians such as Ibn al-Haytham, Ibn Sina, Dr. Abdus Salam, Dr. Ahmed Zewail, Dr. Mariyam Mirzakhani and others to motivate the students to be great scientists as the future of countries lies in science.

Prof. Tayebi added that today's challenges are vast, and the improvement of our lives, the sustenance of growing populations and the protection of our children and environment hinge on our ability to create opportunities for everyone to benefit from science. Thus, our primary investment must be in the younger generation, particularly young scientists and technologists empowering them to find efficient, cost-effective, and innovative solutions to address national and global challenges.

The concluding ceremony was also attended by Ex-Chairman PSF Prof. Dr. Shahid Mehmood Baig and Vice Chancellor of Kohsar University Murree Prof. Dr. Syed Habib Bukhari. The also made the speeches and talked about importance of science specially at the school level.


Some students also shared their feedback and seemed that the students were highly motivated by the scheme. They said that the scheme has provided them unmatched experience of their lives which should be continued. At the end, the certificates were distributed among all the participating students.

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