The founder Well Child Initiative Consult, Mrs Ifeoma Kachiro Opara delivering a lecture on Entrepreneurship Opportunities in Science, to the school girls from Giwo Science Academy Sa’adu Zungur and St. Pauls Comprehensive Secondary Schools. Photo: Murtala Muhammad
By Murtala Muhammad
The National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI) Centre of the Federal Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology has encouraged primary and secondary school girls to study science oriented courses, to expose themselves to innovation and entrepreneurship.
The Assistant Centre Manager of NBTI Bauchi Office, Ibrahim Aminu made the call at a programme to commemorate the Ninth International Day of Women and Girls in Science, with the theme “Women and Girls in Science Leadership: A New Era for Sustainability.
Ibrahim Aminu said the sensitisation programme was inline with the Federal Ministry of Innovation Science and Technology’s drive towards inculcating science in the minds of school children, particularly the girl child.
He charged the school girls to make good use of the knowledge acquired and urged parents to support to actualize their dreams.
Also speaking, the Founder, Well Child Initiative, Mrs Ifeoma Kachiro Opara said the aim was also to mentor the girl child to harness entrepreneurship skills in science and expose them to the use of technology for business.
Some of the students interviewed, Sa’adatu Kabir Sule, Ibekwechi Daralora and Aishatu Hassan Kurwala who said they were enlightened on the opportunities in science, appreciated the NBTI Bauchi Centre for identifying their schools to be part of the sensitisation programme.
The sensitisation programme which drew fifty nine school girls from three primary and secondary schools in Bauchi metropolis was organized by the NBTI Centre, Bauchi with support from a Non Governmental Organization, Well Child Initiative and a Bauchi based food processing company.