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Provincial Science Fairs 2011

Every year five Intel Provincial Science Fairs are held at Karachi, Islamabad, Peshawar, Quetta and Lahore to create motivation of research work and enthusiasm amongst students of grades 9-12 by Intel Education in collaboration with local public and private partners. Arranging these science fairs is a significant step through which an intensified effort is led to flourish and enrich the knowledge and skills on application of science for the students.

The students who are found interested to introduce a new science work take a challenge and become capable of showing a different creative work. He selects a project and thinks over the work and the nature of technology behind it. Actually, he becomes responsible of inventing something like a scientist. The students who are found attracted for learning technological skills and knowledge generally shines in life by contributing a lot in the field of education.

School Education Department, Government of Punjab took ownership of Science Fair activities all across Punjab Province while funding all science fair related activities with their project of Rs.57M + for three years. The activities and events include Science Teacher Trainings, Executive District Officer Awareness Workshops, Student Orientation Workshops, 35 District Science Fairs, 6 Divisional Science Fairs and the Intel Provincial Science Fair and also support for participation of Punjab participants at the Intel ISEF affiliated National Science Fair. The ownership by the Government of Punjab would help sustain science fairs at a very large scale.

The first School Education Department funded Provincial Science Fair was held at Lahore on 7th, 8th & 9th December, 2011. The fair was inaugurated by the Secretary, School Education Department, Mr. Aslam Kamboh while Minister for Education, Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman distributed certificates and medallions to the winners at the closing ceremony

Mr. Aslam Kamboh, Secretary, School Education Department, Government of Punjab cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Punjab Provincial Science Fair while the Fair Director, Mr. Qaiser Rashid, Deputy Secretary, School Education Department gave him an overview of the project details and the enthusiastic participation from public sector institutions
Mr. Aslam Kamboh, Secretary, School Education Department, Government of Punjab cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Punjab Provincial Science Fair while the Fair Director, Mr. Qaiser Rashid, Deputy Secretary, School Education Department gave him an overview of the project details and the enthusiastic participation from public sector institutions

Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Minister for Education, Government of Punjab distributing certificates and medallions to the winners at the closing ceremony. Also, present are Mr. Ali Hussain Malik, Additional Secretary, School Education Department and Mr. Qaiser Rashid, Deputy Secretary, School Education Department
Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Minister for Education, Government of Punjab distributing certificates and medallions to the winners at the closing ceremony. Also, present are Mr. Ali Hussain Malik, Additional Secretary, School Education Department and Mr. Qaiser Rashid, Deputy Secretary, School Education Department

Qazi Mohammad Asad, Minister for Higher Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Science Fair.
Qazi Mohammad Asad, Minister for Higher Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Provincial Science Fair.

Mrs. Farah Hamid Khan, Secretary, Higher Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distributing certificates and medallions to the winners at the closing ceremony.
Mrs. Farah Hamid Khan, Secretary, Higher Education, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa distributing certificates and medallions to the winners at the closing ceremony.

The role of teachers for science education cannot be ignored. The expansion of science fair is inevitable in the domain of practical oriented type of teachings where a student can achieve proper knowledge in creating constructive project work that can be ultimately helpful for the country. If educational institutions emphasize technological aspects of science, the integrity to work in the field of science and its application of science fair will be enhanced intensively. As a result the country will be much benefited in due sense of technology.