The Katsina State Governor Rt. Hon Aminu Bello Masari has reiterated the need for the Use of Education as an instruments to fight poverty in Nigeria.
The Governor disclosed this while receiving the Science Teachers Association of Nigeria (STAN) on Wednesday at the Muhammadu Buhari House, the seat of Katsina State Government.
Masari who offered feasible solutions to the myriads of problems in the country said “education does not mean learning how to read, speak and write for an English born and brought up could do all but not productive, adding productivity is what determines education”.
The Governor also agitated for the the saturation of Educational System to cater for practical science as he calls for teaching of the science even in primary schools.
The President of SPAN, Mr. Mohammed E. Mouloud in his address explained to the Governor that since the Sssociation was established in 1957, it remained non political/religious and non-profit making organization, as its cardinal aim is the promotion of cooperation among Science Teachers in the country with the view of raising the standard of Science Education.
Mouloud Added that their contribution to national Development is modest as they had sphere head major curriculum development of the subject matter in the country.
SPAN was in the state for its 59th Annual conference scheduled for 13th -18th August, 2018. The theme of this year’s conference is “STEM AND ECONOMIC GROWTH”
Information reveals that the Katsina state Government had recruited over 5,000 science teachers to add to the existing strength.