The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and stakeholders in the education sector of its commitment to improve the teaching and learning of science and technology in schools.
Speaking at a reception, in honour of the founder/director of STEM Curriculum Development and Implementation of Gender Enhancing Education in Abuja, the secretary, Education Secretariat, Senator Isa Maina, maintained that promotion of science and technology education has always been one of the priorities of the administration.
Maina stated that the secretariat has always held annual science and technology expos and exhibitions, to meet up with the desired standard in education system, adding that five schools in the FCT have been devoted to teaching of science and technology education.
He noted that the selected schools have performed well in various national and international quiz competitions, including the NNPC national science competition, where the schools emerged first positions on two consecutive times.
The secretary commended the founder/director of STEM Curriculum Development and Implementation of Gender Enhancing Education, Uchenna Onwamaegbu-Ugwu, for her train-the-trainers scheme, which gave Nigeria the first position in a global competition on ‘Techno Challenge’, held recently in USA.
Also speaking, the founder of Brick Hall School, Abuja/organiser of the reception, Senator Joy Emodi stressed the need to bring Nigerian female scientists to the fore in the education sector, especially on how to train others to excel in their various educational careers.