You see, African poverty worries everyone. And some do find time to do something about it.

So, the Vatican – the Vatican is the Pope’s country – conducted a research that showed that Africa’s poverty problem was traceable to the lack of practical aspects of science.

It is therefore partnering with the Nigerian government to establish science centres in the six geo-political zones of the country.

The Minister for Science and Technology, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, disclosed this on Friday after assessing the Assumpta Science Centre located at Ofekata Orodo in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State.

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Onu said the move was aimed at sharpening the skills of science students across the nation and other African countries for technological advancement.

According to Onu, the Science Centre, Orodo, would be equipped and inaugurated soon, indicating that plans were also underway to erect other befitting structures to make the centre conducive for learning.

The minister stressed the need for science education to the development of a nation like Nigeria and expressed the Federal Government's commitment toward realising the goal.

He explained that the pilot project located in Imo will take off with chemistry, while other science subjects such as physics, biology, mathematics will be added to the curriculum in future to give students wide exposure in science.

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