Prof. Stephen Onah, the Director/Chief Executive Officer, National Mathematical Centre (NMC) says female students lag behind in mathematical sciences due to their perception that the subject is not meant for them.
Onah said that as a result of this perception, they hardly study mathematics in the university.
The NMC boss made this known on Sunday in Abuja.
According to him, 16 young Nigerian students have been awarded scholarship due to their performance in international Olympiads competition on mathematics to study abroad and no female is among them.
“No female student measured up to the standard for the competition as they always have a phobia for mathematics, but the boys always stand out among their contemporaries.
“This calls for concern because the female students in the country have not been competitive enough in all the Olympiads competitions. They do not…
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