Plans are underway to ensure schools in the country teach mathematics and science subjects in indigenous languages according to the Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu.
The plan is meant to encourage the application of science and technology in the country, Onu said.
The minister stated this while addressing pupils of Ekulu Primary School in Enugu, the Enugu State capital.
Onu was at the school to present computer sets and other science kits donated by the Ministry of Science and Technology to the school.
Noting that Nigeria’s future depended on how effectively it applied science and technology, Onu said the country could one day send scientists into space.
The minister said the Federal Government was worried about the low interest in mathematics and the sciences in primary and secondary schools across the country.