Ministry to lure more girls into sciences in rural schools

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Minister of Science and Technology Ogbonnaya Onu

The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST) on Tuesday, said it would encourage more girls to develop interest in sciences by boosting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education at Secondary Schools in the rural areas.

Mr Abayomi Oguntunde, the Director of Bio-Resource in the ministry made this known in Abuja during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

According to him, such effort will promote gender mainstreaming in science education.

He further said that Nigeria stood to gain a lot in a knowledge-based economy if the girl-child education is given remarkable encouragement in science.

“To actualise the objective, the ministry recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Organisation for Women in the Science for the Developing World (OWSD).

“The International Women Body is expected to assist in carrying out sensitisation programme on STEM education in rural areas in…



Source: News Agency of Nigeria