Frank Ikpefan, Abuja
THE Federal Government has launched a National Policy to reposition technical and vocational education.
The government said science and technology education would drive national growth and development.
Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu noted that the absence of a roadmap for science and technical education had slowed the country’s pace in technological development.
Adamu, who was represented by his Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said prior to Nigeria’s independence when science education was incorporated into the education curricula, the country was without a national policy to, specifically, direct and propel science and technical education.
“It is heartwarming 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 in our hands.
“This development is not only significant, but also a landmark achievement by the Federal Government . It