Taraba State Govt distributes 126 Science Kits across public schools

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Taraba State Govt distributes 126 Science Kits across public schools

By Jethro Yerga, Jalingo

As part of efforts to improve the study of science subjects in Taraba State Secondary Schools, the Government of Taraba State, through the Ministry of Science and Technology, has distributed 126 mobile science kits across secondary schools to boost the study of science subjects in the state public schools.

Speaking at the occasion of presentation of the science kits to the initiating principals, the Governor of Taraba State, Dr Agbu Kefas, stated that the development was part of the efforts of his administration to ensure that students in the state continue to receive free and quality education that will enable them compete favourably with other states of the country

The governor who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Alh Aminu Alkali, stressed the importance of Science and Technology in our contemporary society and encouraged the benefitting schools to make judicious use of the kits in order to produce the desired goals.

“Science and Technology has become an integral part of our daily life, transforming our ways of communication and transportation. The evolution of Artificial Intelligence and robotics is a direct outcome of science and technology, and these are bringing unprecedented changes in our workplaces.

“When this administration came into power, we set a new goal to move the state forward and education is one of our top priorities. This distribution of science kits is in line with the dream of his Excellency, Dr Agbu Kefas, to provide quality education for Taraba children.

“The importance of science and technology in our daily lives cannot be overemphasized. We believe that by developing science and technology, our economy will receive the necessary boost and our agricultural sector will equally be revolutionalised.

“I urge all the principals and teachers to ensure that these kits are judiciously used to improve the teaching and learning of science courses in our schools.” The governor emphasised.

In his speech at the occasion, the State Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon Muslim Abdullahi Usman, stressed the determination of the Taraba State Government to ensure that students in the state continue to receive free education under a conducive environment.

The commissioner applauded Dr Agbu Kefas for the giant strides he has being making in the educational sector of the state and advised both students and teachers to handle the kits with outmost care so that the so much efforts exalted by the governor in the educational sector of the state within one year of his administration would not be in vain

He disclosed that, apart from the Science kits procured for secondary schools in the state, the governor has also completed arrangements to build functional laboratories in all science and technical schools across the state, all to ensure that students in the state have practical understanding of science subjects.

Hon Usman also noted that the Taraba State Ministry of Science and Technology was in partnership with the state university to enhance the teaching and learning experience of students.

Speaking on behalf of the benefitting schools, the principal, Government Day Secondary School GDSS Nyamusa, Mrs Freda Emos, appreciated Goververnor Agbu Kefas for embarking on mind blowing projects in the educational sector of the state within just a year in office and pledged that the schools would ensure that Taraba State students perform best in science subjects in both internal and external exterminations

Earlier in their seperate goodwill messages, the Commissioner of Education, Dr Augustina Godwin who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Mr Idris Goje and the Vice-Chancellor, Taraba State University, Professor Sunday Bako, all lauded the project and encouraged the benefitting schools to ensure that students make judicious use of the science kits

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