Four Pakistani students to contest in 46th International Chemistry Olympiad

Four Pakistani students to contest in 46th International Chemistry Olympiad | PakistanTribeKARACHI – “Four Pakistani students will participate in the 46th International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO-46) to be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from July 20 to 29, 2014.

The National Chemistry Talent Contest-10 (NCTC-10) 2014 final camp will be held on June 15 to July 19, 2014 at HEJ, Research Institute of Chemistry- International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, Karachi University (KU) to prepare these contestants. On the other hand, the NCTC-11, 2014 (FIRST CAMP) will also be held at ICCBS-KU from June 16 to 21, 2014. In this first camp the talent will be selected from 55 contestants belonging to all parts of the country for the next International Chemistry Olympiad-47.”

These views were expressed by Coordinator, National Chemistry Talent Contest (NCTC) Prof. Dr. Khalid M.Khan while speaking at a meeting held at the ICCBS. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Coordinator, National Chemistry Talent Contest (NCTC) Dr. Muhammad Raza Shah; Study Guide, National Chemistry Talent Contest (NCTC) Aasma Hashmi and other staff.

Dr. Khan said that we have selected four students to send them to the upcoming 46th International Chemistry Olympiad. The selected students include: Mr. Maqbool Khalid of Islamabad Model College for Boys, I-8/3, Islamabad; Ms. Maheen Kausar of         Generation School, South Avenue Site Karachi; Mr. Sabih Ahmad of    the Fahims Schools System, Gulshan-E-Iqbal Karachi; and Mr. Muhammad Shujaat Mirza of Roots College International Dha-1 Campus Islamabad.

He said that NCTC-11, 2014 (FIRST CAMP) will also be held at ICCBS-KU just after the final camp from June 16 to 21, 2014. In this fist camp contestants will be selected from all parts of the country for the next International Chemistry Olympiad-47. The 6-day National Chemistry Talent Contest 2005 (NCTC-2), jointly organized by International Center for Chemical Sciences, ‘University of Karachi’ and National Core Group in Chemistry (NCGC), HEC will also be attended by Director STEM Career Programme, HEC Muhammad Jamil

Dr. Khalid said that in this contest first year F.Sc. / A-level students of age not more than 18 years would be included and colleges might nominate up to five of their best student to contest in this discipline. ”It is expected that college will nominate five students in chemistry who have secured more than 90 per cent marks in the relevant subject.”

 The event will be comprised on different educational and leisure activities, including presentation, written examination, chemistry quiz, practical activities, lectures on different chemical issues, visit to industries and sightseeing, visit to PIA Planetarium and Quaid’s Mausoleum and movie show etc.

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