Adamu Adamu, Education Minister

The Federal government has unveiled the new National Policy on Science and Technology Education in Nigeria aimed at repositioning delivery of S&TE in colleges across the country.

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu who was represented  by the Minister of state for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, stated this in Abuja while  ”Unveiling  the National Policy on Science and Technology Education,”. According to the Minister,  the absence of a roadmap for science and technical education has slowed down the pace of Nigeria quest for technological achievement, Given the critical importance of science and the  acquisition of technical and vocational skills as tools for driving national growth and development.

“It is therefore, heart warming  that this anomaly is being addressed with the approval granted by the National Council on Education (NCE) for a National Policy on Science and Technology Education (S&TE) which is now in our hands,” He said.
Mallam Adamu expressed optimism that stakeholders in the science and technology education sub-sector will adhere to the policy and implementation guidelines.

Earlier in his opening remark, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Arc. Sonny Echono said the policy is multi-sectoral and has a holistic approach to leadership and life skills training for pupils, students, teachers and youths in and out of school.
“Echono reiterated that it is important  that the policy operators fully assimilate its main prescriptions and the implementation guidelines is a complementary workbook with explanatory notes for all stakeholders.

“This is to further define the roles of stakeholders and ensure effective implementation to make Nigeria economy technology driven and sustainable,”.

 On his part, Prof. Marshall Azeke from Edo state university while presenting the overview, background and implementation guidelines of the National Policy on Science and Technology Education called for a total rebranding of TVET and the need to make it more attractive so as to attract  bright minds.