The Senator representing Ebonyi South Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Michael Ama Nnachi Ph.D. has trained a total of 200 students on capacity building and innovation in science and mathematics as part of his Constituency project.
Senator Nnachi also distributed educational and instructional materials including the ear model, kidney model, skeleton model, teeth model, blood vessel model, and other learning kits to the various participating schools to enhance their academic performance in science and innovation.
The exercise was in conjunction with the National Mathematics center and held in Ebonyi Hotel, Thursday, Afikpo North Local Government Area of the State.
The students, who were drawn from 40 schools across the five Local government areas of Ebonyi South Senatorial District were taught lessons on human anatomy, engineering and technology among others.
Senator Nnachi commended the teachers of the various schools for their efforts in nurturing the students and urged them to make judicious use of the materials.
He emphasized the need for secondary school students to embrace mathematics and science to enable them to function in the highly competitive innovation world.
“I highly commend the teachers of the various schools represented here for their contributions to quality education in Ebonyi South, and I urge them to continue with the good works and secure these items to enhance learning”. he said.
The Senator, who was represented by the Hon. Lilian Ezuilo, a member representing Afikpo North East Constituency in the state House of Assembly said the gesture would continue as a means to ensure that students receive a good education in the senatorial District.
While assessing the distribution of instructional materials, Engr Agada Sunday, a representative of the Hon. minister for special duties and governmental affairs, Sen Gorge Akume, said the exercise was inline with the current administration’s policy to improve science and innovation in the Country.
“My assessment so far is that senator Ama Nnachi has done a great job here, with the practical sessions and demonstrations in biology, it would help the students to be conversant with science technology and innovation, which is part of the policy of the current administration “. he explained.
One of the resource persons, a member of the National Mathematical Center Abuja, Dr. Festus Smart, commended the senator for his contributions towards the learning of mathematics and science in the State.
He said the mathematical and science items would serve as instructional materials in the course of teaching and learning for secondary school students.
Also speaking, Mr. Philip Longa, who is the desk officer of the project from the National Mathematical Center, described the senator as a politician that has the interest of his people at heart.
He expressed confidence that the schools and teachers would utilize the items and enhance their learning.
Some of the beneficiary students including Lawrence Confidence Chinecherem of Destiny kids international school Ishiagu, Chibueke Sunday, Amasiri Secondary school and Mba John Alom of Government secondary school Afikpo who spoke on behalf of others commended Senator Michael Ama Nnachi for initiating the training while pledging to reciprocate the gesture in their academic performance.