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ISLAMABAD: Science exhibition starts today

October 15, 2001

ISLAMABAD, Oct 14: A two-day science exhibition of the federal capitals’ educational institutions begins here on Monday to inculcate interest among students about science and open to them the field of scientific research and development, principals of the educational institutions said here on Sunday.

The exhibition, they said, would be participated by students of primary classes of all government-run institutions in the city as well as the surrounding rural areas. Since a large number of schools are participating in the exhibition, it has been divided into various sectors — Islamabad, Tarnol, Bhara Kahu, Sihala and Nilore.

The venues selected for each of these sectors are Federal Government Junior Model School, G-6/4 for Islamabad; FG Girls Secondary School, Jhangi Syedan for Tarnol; FG Girls Secondary School, Malpur for Bhara Kahu; FG Junior Model School, Humak for Sihala; and FG Girls Secondary School, Herno Thanda Pani, for Nilore sector.

Ten selected projects from each of these exhibitions being held at various centres would then be displayed at the central exhibition to be held on October 22 at FG Junior Model School, G-6/4.

In all 50 projects would be displayed at the central exhibition from among them 10 would be awarded prizes. To encourage the students, the principals said, all participants would be given certificates.

One of the principals, engaged in preparation of the exhibition, said the main objective was to check the rising trend of cramming among the students at the primary school-level, particularly, in the science subjects as the students, while preparing their projects, would first have to thoroughly understand the principle involved in their project.

Since all models to be displayed at the exhibition are based on the science curriculum being taught at the government schools, it would also help other students to fully understand the subject, the principals said.

Replying to a query, they said all projects had been prepared by the students of classes three to five by themselves and the role of the teachers had been restricted only to guidance. —Zahra Syed