In its determination to contribute to sustainable development in Nigeria through science appreciation, the Science Ambassadors Foundation (SAF) has set its machinery in full speed toward the 2015 Science Expo Africa (SEA). The event which is expected to draw World attention to science development in Nigeria is billed to hold at University of Lagos indoor sports hall in December.
At the sanitization seminar held in Lagos it was revealed that over five thousand students will converge to carry out an experience on the topic light is a metaphor to happiness., Speaking at the event, Lagos State, Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs.Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, disclosed that science is the bedrock for any meaningful development a nation or any organization can experience as science education equips students’ at all levels on how to engage the environment and create jobs. Over two thousand students and various stakeholders were present.
She added that it is the duty of all stakeholders to pay rapt attention to science and encourage students to take their studies serious owing to the fact that it expand the brain and help individuals get outside of the norm ”that makes them a sort after individual.”
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The Commissioner further disclosed that “Science Ambassadors Foundation has been a leading force in science promotion and advocate in Africa and Nigeria, Science Expo Africa 2015 will not be an exception to many successes they have recorded in the past.” She encouraged government, corporate organization and other stakeholders to support the laudable idea.
In his comments, Patron, Science Ambassadors Foundation, Professor Oluwole Familoni, revealed that, “Science Expo Africa 2015 is all about making statement that will drive desire for more students to study and embrace the numerous benefits science add to life and the socio-economic impact it offers. We at Science Ambassadors Foundation are interested in building capacity for students in Nigeria to be exceptional in the field of science and able compete shoulder to shoulder with students from the developed nations.”
Country Director, Science Ambassadors Foundation, Mrs. Nnabugwu Peace stated that 2015 Science Expo Africa “is not just for the experience and achieving the Guinness World Record, but a gathering of intellectual exposition, ideas sharing and creative capacity development. A twist to the expo is the essay and poster competition among schools tagged Science meets Arts and Creative contest that is supported by Diamond Bank Plc, where the winner will go home with N1million in scholarship and enterprise grant. We are excited about the SEA 2015 and hope it will be expanded to other part of Nigeria and Africa in the next edition.”