Nigeria to boost Science and Technology Education

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Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, Nigeria’s Minister of Science and Technology.
Chioma Eche, Abuja.
The Nigerian Government says it is working hard to encourage students to study Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to enable them become professionals in different field in future.
The Minister of Science and Technology Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu stated this when he received a delegation from the Nigerian Teacher’s Institute, Kaduna State, north-west, in Abuja.
Dr. Onu said that the federal government is  taking necessary measures to ensure, that students were attracted  to the teaching profession at all levels from Primary to Tertiary education.
“We believe that the Teachers Institute can help us by ensuring we train our students study sciences and mathematics,” he said.
He further tasked the Teacher’s Institute to assist the government to find a means of allocating more resources to the teaching of Science and mathematics.
 Abundant really materials
Many children get frightened when they are asked to study Mathematics, Arithmetic and Science subjects. We believe that this institute can help make it easier for them to understand the relevance of these subjects to their everyday lives,” he stated.
He emphasised on training young Nigerian professionals, who would be involved in the conversion of the nation’s abundant raw materials into finished goods and products needed by the country.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Director of ICT in the Nigerian Teachers Institute, Mr. Shehu Dalhatu, urged the Nigerian citizenry to learn from the country’s  past glory, when teachers and schools were highly revered and stood-out as value-adding institutions.
He further said  that a synergy between Teachers and the society, would add value to students and enable them become better members of the society.
Lateefah Ibrahim