IMPROVING BASIC SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MATHEMATICS LEARNING.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION IN PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS
AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

VISION

THE PROJECT 931/NIR/1000 ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION FOR PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES OF EDUCATION, ORIGINATED FROM THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENTIAL INITIATIVE AIMING AT ACHIEVING NATIONAL ECONOMIC AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OF THE COUNTRY USING MATHEMATICS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION. ESPECIALLY, IN THIS FIRST PHASE, THE PROJECT IS ADDRESSING ISSUES OF SUPPLYING MICRO-SCIENCE KITS TO SELECTED PRIMARY & SECONDARY SCHOOLS, TRAINING OF TEACHERS IN INNOVATIVE WAYS OF TEACHING SCIENCE, FURTHER STRENGTHENING OF FEDERAL AND STATE INSPECTORATES IN EFFECTIVE MONITORING AND EVALUATION OF SCIENCE LEARNING AND PROMOTING SCIENTIFIC CULTURE IN THE COUNTRY, PARTICULARLY AMONG THE YOUNG GENERATION AND THEIR PARENTS.
IN ORDER TO HELP ACHIEVE THE OBJECTIVES AND RESOURCE MOBILISATION FOR A SECOND PHASE, NIGERIA REQUESTED THE COLLABORATION OF UNESCO FOR THE EXECUTION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SELF-BENEFITING TRUST FUND, WHICH WAS FORMALIZED IN THE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA AND UNESCO.
THE PROJECT WAS OFFICIALLY LAUNCHED ON 2TH OF SEPTEMBER 2005 BY HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT OLUSEGUN OBASANJO, IT CONTRIBUTES TO THE REALISATION OF THE VISION 2020 WHICH TARGETS NIGERIA RANKING AMONG THE 20 LARGEST ECONOMIES IN THE WORLD BY THE YEAR 2020.

Open this link to read all The Government of Nigeria took two complementary initiatives……

source: http://unesdoc.unesco.org

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