Presidency says primary and secondary schools in the country will soon begin teaching Mathematics and Science subjects in local languages.
Science and technology minister, Chief Ogbonnaya Onu, announced this in Abuja at the inauguration of inter-ministerial committee to implement the policy.
The committee, according to the minister, will develop the capacity of local languages for effective teaching of the two subjects.
The minister said the proposed policy will arouse the interest of Nigerian students in the subjects, and will enable them to understand them better.
Mr. Onu said various countries like India and China adopted a related strategy by teaching mathematics and the science subjects in their indigenous languages at the primary school level.
“For us to build the country of our dreams, for us to make Nigeria a truly great nation, a nation that is able to feed and house its citizens, a nation with a stable currency, we must embrace science and technology.
“Nigeria will remain dependent nation if the citizens did not embrace science and technology, because no nation can become great without science and technology.
“If Nigeria is to be great then, Nigerians must embrace science and technology.
“The socio-economic challenges we are facing in the country is as a result of inadequate application of science and technology,” he said.