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Expert worried over lack of STEM curriculum in Abuja special schools

An education expert and founder of Royal School of Educational Therapy Foundation, Abuja, Dr Badewa Adejugbe-Williams, has bemoaned the lack of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum in the special schools across the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). 

Addressing journalists in Abuja, Dr Badewa said verifiable research evidence showed that none of the special schools in the FCT had an integrated curriculum despite the advantage it had for people living with disabilities, adding that they would be missing valuable opportunities to join one of the fastest growing industries globally.

She explained that STEM education stood to address and provide additional opportunities to strengthen economic growth and development of the future of “ambitious population of people living with disabilities in Nigeria.” 

To this end, she said plans were underway to institutionalise STEM curriculum into special education schools for inclusive growth and development, adding that they were working to strengthen the capacity of teachers and students on how to apply technology and develop alternative job opportunities in high technology through hands-on STEM education training. 

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