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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Schools to teach Mathematics, Science subjects in indigenous languages- Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu says

Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, today disclosed that primary and secondary schools in the country will soon start teaching Mathematics and Science subjects in indigenous languages. Onu made this known at the inauguration of an inter-ministerial committee in teaching of Mathematics and Science subjects in Local languages in Abuja.

The inter-ministerial committee involved Federal Ministry of Science and Technology as well as the Ministry of Education.

According to Onu, various countries like India, China that have advanced technologically, have adopted this strategy of teaching mathematics and science subjects in their indigenous languages at the primary school level. He said for Nigeria to become the country of her dream, it needs to embrace science and technology.
“For us to build the country of our dreams, for us to make Nigeria a truly great nation, a nation that is able to feed and house its citizens, a nation with a stable currency, we must embrace science and technology. Nigeria will remain a dependent nation if the citizens did not embrace science and technology, because no nation can become great without science and technology. If Nigeria is to be great, then Nigerians must embrace science and technology. The socio-economic challenges we are facing in the country is as a result of inadequate application of science and technology“he said

16 comments:

Julius Tha Freshboi said...

Who dat one wan help? is that why we are here?

Chommy Dimma said...

Anakogheri upandan

Anonymous said...

Nigeria is going in every direction except forward.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting proposal. I hope its not a solution in search of a problem. Wonder how they'll decide which language will be spoken in which schools...Yoruba in SW? Hausa in North? Ibo in d east? What about those regions that have multiple languages eg Jos area (and many others). This is a potential minefield. It's better just to focus on improving the quality of education in English (which, it seems, is already a challenge). We should not follow China because China is a largely homogenous society ethnicity and language-wise. We should follow Malaysia and Singapore...multicultural societies with advanced educational systems in English. I'm out. @ogodomigodo.

Anonymous said...

learning science and mathematics in indigenous language isn't a problem but creating an enbling environment and technologies is the problem.

Anonymous said...

There should be a test pilot of a couple of years first

Anonymous said...

Backward Minister. Always saying bulshit

Anonymous said...

Please that's a no

OSINANL said...

WHO THAT ONE HELP ABEG???

AMIJEZ said...

APC has no vision,they keep stuttering. Who language ep?

Anonymous said...

Because China is doing it... Let's just do it like fucking Zombies! How the hell are these people even called intellectuals -- They make governance look like a joke with the little effort they put in fine-tuning out solutions for our many problems.

Anonymous said...

So now Emeka, the scientist, will only know how to compete with his fellow Igbo trained Chibuzor, instead of being able to compete internationally with scientists like Raj and In Woo and Alejandro. We're not even talking about Emeka learning subjects in Igbo (PLUS) Yoruba and Hausa, so he can hold his own across Nigeria, not, just in Aba.

This man has found a time machine, and is putting children in it (not his own by the way), and decided to sent others people's children back to the stone age.

When he was being screened in the Senate, I found his comments to be inspired and hopeful. Now, I'm realizing that Buhari made us wait 6 months for this genius?

Guys, sometimes #change is NOT for the better.

Emeka Izuogu said...

They've not finished learning Maths in Pidgin and English na Traditional language

They are wasting their time,it won't work

Okey said...

This is what you get when you put a round peg in a square hole or a square peg in a round hole.This is a primitive way of reasoning. How is that going solve our problem of poor science and technology advancement? Rather it will end up creating more problems.Imagine the time it will take to get qualified science teachers that will be able to teach in indigenous languages and translate the scientific terms into the various indigenous languages.APC I hail una.

ojimsclaxic said...

What a clueless minister...still waiting for the production of pencils come 2020...The kind leaders we get sha!

Anonymous said...

This is 1 of the best news i have heard during this administration. Teach these subjects in our indigenous language would raise the quality of education astronomically. Can't wait to see that major spike in examination results after this is implemented fully.

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