Pakistani students win medals in Moscow IChO
ISLAMABAD, July 29: The contingent of Pakistani students under the STEM Careers Project of Higher
Education Commission (HEC) won two Bronze medals in 39th International Chemistry
Olympiad at Moscow.
Shaina Khan, Lahore Grammar School and Anita Pabani,
Karachi Grammar School trained at the H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry won
Over 360 students from 68 countries participated in this
international moot, says a Press release here Saturday.
The group was led by
Dr Khalid M Khan and Dr M Shaiq Ali of the H.E.J. Research Institute of
Chemistry, University of Karachi. The H.E.J. Research Institute of Chemistry,
University of Karachi has contributed in bringing pride to our nation.
idea to organise the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) was started in the
former Czechoslovakia. In 1968, the Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) was a part of a
secondary school system already in all countries of the Soviet block.
15, 1968 a meeting was organised in Ostrava (Czechoslovakia) with the aim to
create some basic rules for the international competition, called as
International Chemical Olympiad later on.
Three countries took part, with
representatives of the National committees of the countries.
The report gave
answers to some fundamental questions that later formed a basis for the
preliminary regulations of the new international competition.
of the competition is the Ministry of Education of the organising country. App