The 26th Career Counselling, Industry Awareness and Youth Empowerment Workshop organised by Lonadek Consultants provided a forum for discussion on policies and regulations that will promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) growth in Nigeria going forward. The ideas generated should be translated into concrete action, EWUZIE KELECHI reports. When the organisers of the Career Counselling, Industry Awareness and Youth Empowerment Workshop chose ‘Transforming Nigeria through STEM Education as the theme for this year’s event, it was not co-incidental. It was a calculated move to drive home the critical role of managers of the education sector in creating an investment environment as a necessary precondition for growth of STEM education. This is especially important because the current state of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in Nigeria is far from encouraging. Traditional education system in Nigeria is failing, with STEM education being the worst hit. Students are largely uninspired to pursue their passion in STEM related fields, thereby leaving them unprepared for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century world. And so, it was with this mindset that industry players, policymakers, regulators, and key education stakeholders converged at Yaba College of Technology Lagos recently to interact, deliberate and… Read full this story
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