Presidency Says Girls Show Less Interest In Mathematics

Nigeria’s Presidency has raised concern, as it claimed that girls show less interest in Mathematics across and further advised teachers and parents to redouble their effort to improve the learning of mathematical science in schools across the country.

Princess Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, the Senior Special Assistant to the president on Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs) who spoke on behalf of the Presidency stated that girls show less interest in Mathematics as she appealed to relevant organisations to adequately fund the girl- child education with a view to reducing street hawking among young girls in the country.

Also speaking at the SDGs Mathematics Competition and the crowning of the National Mathematics Queen organized by National Mathematical Centre (NMC) in Abuja recently, Director of NMC, Prof. Stephen Onah regretted that the Nigerian girl student has been placed in a disadvantaged position, especially in the area of education, which he said, had relegated her in the general scheme of things.

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