12,000 students write placement examination to science schools in Kaduna

No fewer than 12,000 students on Saturday wrote senior secondary placement into 14 science, technical and commercial schools and colleges in Kaduna State.

Commissioner Education, Shehu Makarfi, who monitored exercise at Science School Kufena, Zaria, said that government was necessary steps to promote science and technical education by building schools to improve .

“Following increasing need science and technology in developmental needs, there need to ensure that a larger percentage of children study sciences.

“We are doing all that we can to improve to quality science and technology education with a view to produce an innovative, creative and technology-oriented population that would address societal needs.

placement by implication means that in the next three years, only 12,000 students will hopefully write science subject in the Secondary School Certificate being conducted by WAEC and NECO.

“It also means by extension that universities should be ready to absorb 12,000 students different in the area of science and technology.

drastically inadequate, because there will certainly be drop-outs, some not finish secondary school for one reason or the other,” he said.

The commissioner said that the state government, with support from Islamic Development Bank, would soon complete six new science secondary schools as part of efforts to increase .

He added that 13 secondary schools would also be converted into boarding schools with 70 per cent enrolment in favor of sciences. (NAN)