The Honourable Commissioner for Science and Technology, Hon. Jennifer Oma Adasen has advised parents to encourage their children to take up career in sciences and skills on ICT for self reliance.
Adasen gave the advice while receiving the delegation of Delta women in politics, led by its Chairperson, Mrs Theresa Umu – Ifeanyi on Tuesday in Asaba.
She said it became imperative for parents to encourage children to take up career in sciences to fast-track gender balance in the profession.
The Commissioner also urged her fellow women in politics to deepen their efforts as role models to young girls in the tertiary institutions to redress gender imbalance in their school politics
She said, “The on-going Voters Registration exercise we all need to mobilise our wards for the registration,” as the state government , Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa has directed all political appointees to go to his or her ward to mobilise for the ongoing voters registrations for the next general elections. “And i wish to sensitise everyone on the importance of voters registrations as party leaders.”
She said the ministry would strengthen its collaboration with serious minded political class whose interest lies in science and other professions to move the state and the country forward.
” We’ll not be able to build a virile economy until there is a visible shift from commodity-driven to knowledge and innovation driven economy,’’ Adasen said.
She commended the members of the Delta women in politics for attaining prominent positions in their various vocations and tell them to cancel fear from their children to enable them take up science related subjets ” “We want our kids to contribute meaningfully to the advancement of technology in Delta.”
The chairperson, Chairperson, Mrs Theresa Umu – Ifeanyi, however, urged government to equip science laboratories in various rural areas of the State