Students of public and private secondary schools have been advised to take the full advantage of the annual science vacation course for secondary school students in the State which has commenced at the 300 designated centres with thousands of students in attendance.
The acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mrs. Omobola Babs- Akinyeye who made the call recently during a visit to some centres in Ojodu and Agege said the intensive Science Vacation course was to channel the energies of students into productive ventures during long holiday.
According to her, the programme which is open to students in JSS1-SS3 is voluntary but the centres are expected to conduct test for the participants at the end of the programme in order to assess the impact of the programme and encourage the students to take the course seriously.
She added that the Principals of the selected schools will act as the Coordinators of the centres who will ensure that the Unified Scheme of Work and timetable provided by the Ministry of Education for all the centres are followed to the letter to ensure uniformity.
Asked to assess the impact of the past tutorials, Babs-Akinyeye opined that the vacation course has helped to further arouse the interest of more students in sciences at the secondary schools thereby boosting the future self
Principal of Government Senior College, Agege, Mrs. Omoyemi Odunuga-Nwafor said the vacation coaching will be of great advantage to the participants as it would enhance their ability to perform better in their examinations.