Monday 26th June, 2017
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Group tasks female students on science courses

Group tasks female students on science courses

A Non-Governmental Organisation, Science Ambassadors Foun­dation (SAF), has charged fe­male students in the country to take up the study of science courses as that would offer them better career options in later life.
 
The group, which in collab­oration with the Faculty of Sci­ence, University of Lagos, or­ganised its 2017 Science Fair that attracted over 1000 Pri­mary and Secondary school students in Lagos State, said it was motivated by the need to increase the desire for the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathemat­ics (STEM) among female students.
 
While challenging the girls to change the world with the use of Science and Technolo­gy, SAF said it hoped the event will put Nigeria in the Guin­ness Book of World Record in science education for the girl child.
 
Country Director, SAF, Ni­geria, Mrs Peace Nnabugwu, in her speech at the fair said there is urgent need for the growth of STEM in Nigeria, adding that a critical analy­sis of the 10 most industri­alised countries in the world shows the impact and impor­tance of science and technol­ogy on health, transportation, communication and everyday consumer products.
 
“Unfortunately, due to poor funding of research and ex­periments, the teaching and learning in the field of science and technology in Nigeria has declined over the years,” she said.
 
In his Keynote address, Group Managing Director, Tri-continental Limited, Prof. Toyin Ashiru, urged the par­ticipating schools and students to take STEM careers serious­ly, saying it produces profes­sionals that build communi­ties, transform nations and solve complex problems in today’s world and the future.
 
He said, “We need to en­courage the students to un­derstand the merits of taking as many Mathematics and Science courses as possible and those courses need to be taught by engaged and enthu­siastic teachers using hands-on and minds-on activities”.

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