Students advised to bring out innovative concepts through science

Sher Alam Shinwari

PESHAWAR: Speakers at a science model competition held in a higher secondary school have asked young students to bring out their inner talent and concepts through science events including fairs, projects and research assignments. Such events helped students develop various skills like problem-solving, time management, critical thinking and application of scientific principles in different situations, they said.

A daylong science exhibition was arranged under Students’ Scientific Society (SSS) on the lawn of Peshawar Public School & College, a semi govt institution, which attracted students, faculty members and alumni in large numbers. Around 500 students of different classes participated in the competition who had displayed 100 science models covering various topics.

Images of all the models would be put on online to attract investors and interested groups to give them a practical shape, the speakers stated, adding that students would get connected to international online outlets.

Opening the event, Prof Anwar Shamim, the chief organizer pointed out that the event was first of its kind in the school where students and teachers both had shown keen interest and motivated students to come up with several projects. He said that science model exhibition had many advantages including enhancement of creativity, how to work in group and sharing creative ideas.

Explaining the main objectives of organizing the science exhibition he said that they included promoting interest in science and technology among younger generation, encouraging scientific and technological creativity among students and inculcating a sense of pride in their talent.

Prof Iftikhar Ahmed Khan, Principal, on the occasion said students should continue engaging in such events to clear their concepts about the prevailing issues and to find solution to those problems. Later, he distributed prizes among the winners and appreciated their models about environmental protection, power saving and ecosystem.

“Science exhibitions are a highway to learn different concepts by watching many projects at a time and can meet with the inventors of that project as they provide a platform to share creative ideas in a group exhibition,” said Prof Rahimullah.

Students got an opportunity to display their talent with confidence and could explore their indigenous practical knowledge, arguing that theoretical knowledge could no longer benefit students, Prof Riaz Azam stated.

“I am so much excited about our model as it is about power saving of street lights and next was our assignment about life-fi which again was a model if given a practical shape could give many benefits,” Hamza Khan, a student group leader, explained.

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