Fed. Ministry of Science and Technology to Partner with NTI
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, Hon. Minister of Science and Technology in a handshake with Mal.Dalhatu Shehu, leader of NTI delegation and Director, Quality Assurance and ICT, during their visit to the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, recently.
Necessary measures are being taken by the Federal Government to ensure that the most brilliant students are attracted to the teaching profession from primary to tertiary levels.
Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, the Hon. Minister of Science and Technology, made the disclosure on Tuesday, September 4, when he received a seven-man Demystification committee members from the Institute in his office in Abuja.
He hinted that the Federal Government is working hard to encourage students to study Science, Technology , Engineering and Mathematics(STEM) to enable them become professionals in several key areas in the future even as he believed that the Institute could assist by ensuring g that we train our students to study sciences and Mathematics.
“I urge you to assist the government to find a means of allocating more resources to the teaching of Science and Mathematics with relative ease. Many children get scared when asked to study Mathematics and science subjects and we believe NTI could help make it easier for students to understand the relevance of those subjects to our everyday lives,’’ he said.
The Minister therefore, urged the Institute to come up with new strategies and training packages that will ease and simplify the method of teaching basic Science, Mathematics and Technology subjects in schools.
During an interactive discussion with a Director of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Dr. Ekanem J. Udoh, briefed the delegation on the programmes of the Ministry, on various activities embarked upon by the Ministry to encourage the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Earlier, Mal. Shehu Dalhatu, the NTI Director of Quality Assurance and ICT, who was the leader of the delegation, said that our communities should take a cue from its past glory when teachers and schools were highly revered and stood out as role models.
Source: NTI News Bulletin Bi-Monthly Edition, August September 2019 Vol. 1 No. 020, Page 7