The initial intake in the program was around 3000 students and 150 teachers were also trained as master trainers.
The training design was aimed at developing the skills of the participants for attempting aptitude tests with high success rates in the domain of ICT education.
Introduction to the Program 11/19/2006
President Perviz Musharaf Prime minister Shoket Aziz Federal Minister for IT Sardar Awais Khan Laghari Minister of State for IT Ishaque Khan Khawani Pakistan In pursuance of the vision of the President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, Ministry of IT lunched the OSP to bridge the ICT education gap between the developed and underdeveloped areas of the country. 11/19/2006
To ensure maximum reach to maximum possible candidates.
To provide training to 150 master trainers and at least 3000 students belonging to schools from remote areas. Selection of candidates was to be based on top admission criterion.
11/19/2006 Description Planned Actual Position Variance Number of Participating Candidates 2000 3050 52.50% Number of Candidates Appeared in Test 1700 2365 42.50% Number of Trained Teachers 150 182 55.33% Number of Participating Schools 50 70 40% Number of Zones 09 14 55.56% Number of Testing Centers 02 15 650% Male/Female Candidates 75:25 72:28
The result was very successful and the students that we got are very intelligent and are showing very good performance in there relative disciplines.
This effort of FAST is highly appreciated by the President, Prime Minister and ministry of IT and they again offers to conduct OSP in August.
This time that program is introduced all over the Pakistan.
Future Planning 11/19/2006
“ For the first time, we start such a largest program in education sector. You are the lucky ones who got the Scholarship. We provide 8000 rupees/month for the PhD students but we are spending 27000 rupees per month to the bachelor students. ” Prime MInister Said: 11/19/2006