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35th AGM: KP to start robotics education at school level

35th AGM: KP to start robotics education at school level

Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Yahya Akhunzada said that government is planning to start the robotics education at the school level in collaboration with NUST.

PESHAWAR: Addressing the 35th AGM and Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE), Secretary Elementary and Secondary Education Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Yahya Akhunzada said that government is planning to start robotics education at the school level.

Akhunzada said that the program will be started in the collaboration of National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) in near future to create opportunities to enable capacity building in Pakistan.

The panelists of 35th AGM and PSDE conference called for bringing learning and practice at global standards to compete with the rest of the world. The conference was titled ‘Opportunities to Excel: Now & the Future’, hosted by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), in collaboration with the Institute of Management Sciences (IMSciences).

The Conference was sponsored by the World Bank Group, CPEC Center of Excellence, the Bank of Punjab, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), Gul Ahmed Textile Mills Limited, National Productivity Organization (NPO) Pakistan, HBL, Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Saif Group of Companies, Pakistan Microfinance Investment Company (PMIC), Engro, and the Bank of Khyber.

The agenda for the second day included lecture Dr Arshad Ahmed, VC LUMS, the Sir Syed Ahmed Khan Lecture was delivered by Mahboob Mehmood, CEO, Knowledge Platform, a panel discussion on “Opportunities to Excel”, Special Invited Lecture delivered by Hans Timmer, Regional Chief Economist, the World Bank, and the Mahbub Ul Haq Lecture, delivered virtually by Professor Dani Rodrik of the Harvard University. Besides lectures and the panel discussion, the agenda also included technical sessions in which research papers on the topics of productivity, entrepreneurship, and sludge; political economy; and aspirations, opportunities, and labor market were presented.

The speakers said that since we are competing at the global level, learning and practice have to be up to the global standards. It implies that one needs to be aware of what is happening at the global level. “Technology is progressing rapidly and becoming central of our lives,” Mahboob Mahmood, the Chief Executive Office of Knowledge Platform, said.

The panel discussion on “Opportunities to Excel” was chaired by Dr Jehanzeb Khan, Deputy Chairperson, the Planning Commission. The panelists included Yahya Akhunzada, Secretary Education, KP, Jehan Ara, Katalyst Lab, Shimail Daud, Former President Rawalpindi CCI, Adnan Jalil, Former President, Small CCI Peshawar, and Asif Hanif, the Bank of Khyber.

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