Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu said this at the
inauguration of inter-ministerial committee on teaching of mathematics
and science subjects in local languages in Abuja on Wednesday.
He said the inter-ministerial committee would help to develop the
capacity of the local languages to serve as effective tools for teaching
mathematics and science subjects.
Onu said various countries like India and China adopted a related
strategy by teaching mathematics and the science subjects in their
indigenous languages at the primary school level.
He added that those countries were making advancement in 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
“Nigeria will remain 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