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Friday, 9 March 2018

Schools will begin to teach science subjects in indigenous languages – FG

Schools will begin to teach science subjects in indigenous languages – FG

The Federal Government has said that the teaching of science subjects and mathematics in our dialects at the primary and secondary schools across the country would start soon.
Executive General of the National Center for Technology Management, Prof. Okechukwu Ukwuoma, expressed this amid a retreat organised for researchers in Akure, capital of Ondo State. 
Ukwuoma, who is an individual from a council set up to manage the venture, additionally revealed that specialists were contracted to interpret science and arithmetic phrasings to the different indigenous dialects talked in the nation. 

He stated,
“Last year, the Minister of Science and Technology and the Minister of Education inaugurated a committee to teach science and mathematics in indigenous languages. The major issue in that regard is the translation of terminologies to the languages for which we have consulted experts in different languages in the country.

The don, who complimented the Federal government on the thought, communicated positive thinking in the accomplishment of the venture. He additionally noticed that numerous reading material had just been meant some Nigerian dialects through the endeavors of the advisory group. 

The NACETEM supervisor focused on the requirement for analysts to contribute toward the improvement of science and innovation in the nation. He deplored the absence of good research works in the nation, pointing the finger at it on the desire for snappy and income sans work among the general population. 

“All over the world everything about science and technology is always hard to sell because you need to convince people. Nigerians are good researchers, but they lack something.

“Many businessmen who are supposed ensure the commercialisation of research inventions prefer to buy fake ones outside the country and come back to make quick money,” he said.

In any case, Ukwuoma uncovered that the Federal Government had built up a National Research and Innovation Fund, which would be gotten to by business visionaries or trailblazers keen on creating science and innovation developments 

The don stated, 

“Information is what people need. When people lack information, they find it very difficult to find solution to some problems. So we need really to get some information about what is going on.”

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