The Larger Schooling Fee (HEC) and Microsoft Pakistan introduced groups from NUST and FAST as winners for the Microsoft Scholar hackathon in a digital occasion held in Islamabad.
Workforce “QueryCity” from FAST NUCES Peshawar Campus and Workforce “AI-Primarily based Ophthalmology Grading” from NUST CEME Rawalpindi had been winners of the competitors and they are going to be representing Pakistan on the world finals.
Each the groups had been awarded Rs. 100,000 money prize for being nationwide winners and obtained USD 1,000 in Azure credit as nicely whereas the runner-up groups additionally obtained money prizes and present hampers.
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The digital occasion was attended by the Federal Minister of Schooling, Shafqat Mahmood, Microsoft Nation Supervisor, Shahzad Khan, Microsoft Nation Schooling Lead, Jibran Jamshad, Schooling Lead MCC, Angela Nganga, and different senior officers.
The federal minister lauded HEC and Microsoft Pakistan for his or her efforts in offering such platforms which permit college students to showcase their expertise and give you revolutionary options to resolve complicated issues of the up to date world.
“The federal government is dedicated to the well-being of Pakistani youth, because it considers them a nationwide asset. Competitors like these performs a significant position in bringing the perfect out of our younger proficient minds and undertaking them at a world stage,” he added.
HEC’s Government Director, Dr. Shaista Sohail, mentioned,
We’ve seen extraordinarily revolutionary concepts coming in and lots of the college students, who’ve been collaborating in such competitions, have established their very own start-ups which at the moment are turning into multi-million-dollar firms.
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Microsoft Nation Schooling Lead additionally shared his ideas stating,
This pupil hackathon competitors is considered one of Microsoft’s efforts to rework talent improvement, nurture budding technologists, and foster collaboration. it’s all about innovation, transformation, and what comes subsequent. The expertise now we have in Pakistan is phenomenal and such competitions solely assist spotlight this uncooked expertise and provides them a platform to succeed in the worldwide neighborhood.
“I consider we’ll encourage these college students to compete within the 2022 Think about Cup which goals to domesticate a spirit of social and technological entrepreneurship, empowering college students to make use of their creativity to deal with actual societal issues by means of expertise”, he concluded.