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Government Advised To Increase Funding For Science Education

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Governments at all levels have been urged to give more priority to funding science education, especially at the grassroots to enhance development.

The Coordinator of Science and Technology, FCT, Universal Basic Education Board, UBEB, Mr, Idris Ibrahim gave the advise at the thirteenth Edition of its annual Junior, Engineers, Technicians and Scientists (JETS) Competition in Gwagwalada, Abuja.

Mr, Ibrahim explained that for Nigeria to attain Technological breakthrough adequate funds and workable policies must be put in place to promote quality learning and teaching of science subjects in schools.

The Director of FCT UBEB, Dr. Adamu Noma represented by the Director of Junior Secondary Schools, FCT UBEB, Hajiya Ramatu Musa, while calling on teachers to caution their students on the negative effects of social media reiterated the commitment of the Board towards supporting young Nigerians to develop interest in the field of science.

Highpoint of the event was the presentation of awards to the best schools and students who distinguished themselves in the Science Exhibition Projects.

Bako Abdullahi, Edited By Grace Namiji

Written by: Elizabeth David

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