11th ISMO National Award Distribution Ceremony-President ECOSF distributed Awards among the Students - January 07, 2016
Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges organized its National Award Distribution Ceremony of 11th Inter School Mathematics Olympiad (ISMO) on January 07, 2016 at a Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Olympiad was an open national mathematics challenge to all the public and private inter school students of grade - 5 to grade – 8.
Eminent academicians, scientists as well as parents, teachers and the students attended the ceremony. In the ceremony the first three position holders at Islamabad-Rawalpindi level as well as at the National level competition were awarded cash prizes, plagues and certificates. H.E Engr. Balighur Rehman, Minister of State for Education and Trainings graced the occasion as Chief Guest. The title of “Al-Khwarzami of Pakistan year 2015” was secured by Master Abdul Rehman Zahid a student of Siddeeq Public School-Rawalpindi.
H.E, Engr. Balighur Rehman in his address congratulated the prize winners, their parents, teachers. He also appreciated the organizers of ISMO for their hard work, commitment and dedication. He assured his full support and cooperation for all sorts of educational activities and projects which are vital for the overall development of student’s personality.
Dr. Manzoor H Soomro, President ECOSF being the Guest of Honour at the occasion distributed the prizes among the winning students. Later on in his remarks Dr. Soomro congratulated the winners and emphasized that to keep pace with the developing world it is necessary to encourage the implementation of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education using the Inquiry Based Science Education (IBSE) approach of teaching in Pakistan.
It is pertinent to note that Dr. Manzoor Soomro as Chief Scientific Officer of Pakistan Science Foundation (PSF) had initiated interaction with Pak-Turk International Schools and Colleges and in 2012 as Chairman PSF has made PSF as an official partner and collaborator in the ISMO. He has been instrumental in promoting and popularizing the Mathematics competition at schools in Pakistan.