Nigeria seeking people for Space Shuttle experience- Minister

While delivering a keynote address delivered at the 2020 National Convention of the Izzi Old Students Association held at the Faculty of Education, Ebonyi State University (EBSU), Ishieke campus, the Honourable Minister for Science & Technology Chief Ogbonnaya Onu disclosed that Nigeria had plans to send people to Space. Here are excerpts from a report as published in Premium Times:

Mr Onu who highlighted advantages of science, technology and engineering urged teachers and school administrators to encourage younger generation of students to embrace science, engineering and technology.

“It is sad that the students after rendering the school’s anthem started mentioning the professions that they will like to pursue, but not even one mentioned engineering.

“The principals and teachers should bring people who can enlighten the students on the importance of engineering to nation-building.

It will be very sad if in this school we don’t have young people aspiring to be engineers because in Nigeria we have plans to send people to the space.

“Yes, we have that plan; don’t ever think it cannot be done, it may take 20 years, 30 years, but we have that plan and I will be very happy to see somebody from this school to go into space and you cannot do it without science and engineering.

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