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Anambra government committed to promotion of science, technology education–Commissioner





Joy Mbachi

Awka, April 23, 2019 Anambra Government says it is committed to the promotion of education, especially science education and technology, as basis for the development of all levels of education in the state.

Prof. Theresa Obikezie, Anambra Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Science and Technology has said this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Awka on Tuesday.

The commissioner, who described Science education and technology said it remained the key to development of all levels of education and  creation of balanced education for the citizens of the state.

Obikezie said that the state government carved out the Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology from Ministry of Education in order to promote quality and technologically-driven education.

The commissioner said the state government, based on its principle of  developing theeducational sector for the best result, had provided enabling environment for students to achieve success in their educational pursuits.

She also disclosed that government had been supporting Innoson Manufacturing Company, Nnewi, to boost the technological development of the company.

She said” The  support is to assist in harnessing people who are technologically in tune as well creating jobs for them.”

According to her, the new basic education system in the state, (9-3-4), is compulsory for pupils in primary one to Junior Secondary school three, (JSS111)