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Tuesday July 23, 2024

Maths & Computer Science Olympiad in September

By Jamila Achakzai
June 23, 2024
Representational image of stacked books. — Unsplash/File
Representational image of stacked books. — Unsplash/File

Islamabad : In a move to identify and nurture talented young minds, the Pakistan Maths and Computer Science Olympiad (PMCSO) is gearing up for a nationwide competition this September. The Olympiad serves a dual purpose: promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education in Pakistan and fostering a passion for these crucial fields amongst students.

“PMCSO aims to encourage students to develop problem-solving skills, critical thinking, and a love for mathematics and computer science,” the organisation said in a statement. "This Olympiad will provide a platform for students across Pakistan to showcase their talents, compete with their peers, and strive for excellence" Nationwide Competition for grades 6-12. The PMCSO welcomes students from grades 6 to 12 to participate in this exciting competition. The Olympiad will be conducted in two categories: Mathematics and Computer Science. Students will have the opportunity to register and complete assessments online, making participation accessible from anywhere in the country.

Top performers to be rewarded and recognised: The PMCSO is committed to recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement. The top 500 performers in the Olympiad will be celebrated for their hard work and dedication. These high achievers will receive medals, certificates, and cash prizes. Additionally, PMCSO will offer mentorship and guidance opportunities to support their continued development. National rec­og­nition awaits winners: The pinnacle of the PMCSO will be a grand national recognition ceremony to honour the Olympiad winners. This ceremony will be a platform to showcase the exceptional talent of Pakistan's youth and inspire future generations to pursue excellence in STEM fields. The PMCSO initiative comes at a crucial time as Pakistan strives to build a stronger foundation in science and technology. By nurturing young minds with a passion for STEM subjects, the Olympiad has the potential to fuel innovation and drive progress in the years to come.