Use Nigeria indigenous language to teach Mathematics in schools – Minister

TeacherTeachers in the Nigeria primary and secondary schools will soon commence indigenous teaching methodology in the class rooms.

The Federal Government has ordered that primary and secondary schools in the country will start teaching Mathematics and Science subjects in indigenous languages.

The indigenous language will cover several subjects such as Mathematics and Science subjects in all part of the country.

The disclosure was made by the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu, at the inauguration of the inter-ministerial committee in the teaching of Mathematics and Science subjects in Local languages in Abuja on Wednesday 31 May 2017.

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

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.

It was disclosed by the minister that the local languages will ease Nigerian students to understand mathematics and science subjects better.

That indigenous language will promote the application of science and technology for national development.

The Minister further disclosed that India and China adopted their local languages methodology in teaching Mathematics and the Science subjects in teaching at the primary school level.

“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 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.”

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