Friday, 5 June 2015

Navy school to commence research in science

The management of the Nigerian Navy Secondary School in the Akpabuyo Local Government Area of Cross River State on Thursday said it would begin an intensive research in science and engineering to prepare its pupils for competitive global best practice.

To achieve this, some pupils of the school have been incorporated to be part of the Defence Headquarters-approved Science and Engineering Apprentice Programme for eight weeks.
The Flag Officer Commanding, Eastern Naval Command, Rear Admiral Henry Babalola, stated this while inaugurating an ultra modern Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Information and Communication Technology centre in the school.
The event was part of activities to mark the 59th anniversary of the Nigerian Navy.
Babalola, who was excited about the accomplishments of the school, said it was rated high during the last visit of the Special Technical Team on Education from the Naval Headquarters.
He said, “We are ready to invest more in this school to commence research in science education to enable its pupils to invent something new. We are ready for this and the challenge is yours.”
According to him, the school is outstanding as it meets the requirements of the state and federal ministries of education.
He added, “The school is very outstanding in science and ICT education as well as arts. It also has a good environment and quality teachers. The Naval Technical Education team’s comment when its members visited here was exemplary and I am pleased with the commandant of the school. The science and laboratory equipment in the school shows that it is fulfilling its dream.”
The school Commandant, Commander Regina Eleazu-Uriri, said the achievements recorded in the college were due to the support of the Eastern Naval Command and Naval Headquarters.
She said, “While working closely with research personnel, who act as mentors, our students here will experience scientific and engineering practice now available in the school environment to prepare them for the unique and positive experience in their fields of interest.”
The school in 2014 had emerged the overall best in the National Examination Council in the state.
SOURCE: punchng