The United States Consulate in Lagos has partnered with TedPrime Hub, Ogun State Ministry of Education, and the Science and Technology and Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) to train female students and teachers on Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematic (STEM) education.
The project tagged “STEM HER Initiative” designed to close the gender gap and provide new skills for the future, career and academic prospects would feature 100 students and 20 teachers in STEM in 10 schools in Ogun State between January and March 2020.
The Special Adviser to the Ogun State Governor on Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo at the flag off in the state said: “We have decided to rebuild and to revamp our own curriculum to be able to have a clear scheme of work that will be STEM conscious and that is something we are going to achieve.”
The Project Representative and Co-Founder of TedPrime Hub, Olalekan Adeeko, said it was time the world shifted attention to STEM education.
The administrative head of the Hub and a Mandela Washington Fellow, Ayodele Odeogbola said, “We are committed to improving the workforce productivity level, socio-economic advancement of youths and advancing the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2030 Agenda in Nigeria for the next ten years with our message – Leaving no one behind.”