The Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, who monitored the exercise at Science School Kufena, Zaria, said that the government was taking necessary steps to promote science and technical education by building more schools to improve access.
“We are doing all that we can to improve access to quality science and technology education with a view to produce an innovative, creative and technology-oriented population that would address societal needs.
“This placement examination by implication means that in the next three years, only 12,000 students will hopefully write science subject in the Secondary School Certificate Examination being conducted by WAEC and NECO.
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 access.
He added that 13 secondary schools would also be converted into boarding schools with 70 per cent enrolment in favor of sciences. (NAN)