The Egba Science Education Foundation says most of the public secondary schools in Ogun central senatorial district are facing an acute shortage of science teachers.
The foundation’s vice chairman, Mrs Funmi Alatise, made this known at a news conference on the forthcoming Olatunde Abudu annual lecture scheduled to hold on March 15, at OOPL in Egbaland.
The lecture is on the impact of science in agricultural development.
She explained that the foundation stopped donating science equipment to secondary schools in Ogun State ten years ago when it discovered the acute shortage of science teachers in the schools.
According to her, complaint had been taken to the state government for possible solutions.
Alatise says the foundation decided to organize the annual lecture in collaboration with Ogun State Ministry of Agriculture, Education, Science and Technology as well as Industries, trade and Investments so as to immortalize a great philanthropist, Chief Olatunde Abudu who has been the pillar of support for the foundation.
During the lecture, students in secondary schools and higher institutions will bring their science innovations in agriculture for exhibitions and new science invented machines will be presented for agricultural development.
Also, the foundation chairman Chief Tokunbo Odebunmi in his remarks said thousands of Egba indigene students in various tertiary institutions in the country have benefited from various scholarship the foundation had been giving since it started operation 20 years ago.
According to him, the foundation selects students from each secondary school through aptitude test with minimum beneficiaries of 50 students annually.
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