We are going to replicate what we did in Lagos State here in Kwara——- Dr. Adetola Salau Special Adviser to the Governor of Kwara State on Education and Human Capital Development

By Aremu Mary Oluwatoyin

The Kwara State Government through the office of the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Dr. Adetola Salau takes the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, And Mathematics (STEAM) Up Kwara project to Secondary Schools in Kwara State.

The event began at the popular Government High School in Adeta, Ilorin. Female students of the school attended an enlightenment program launched to commemorate this year’s International Day of Women and Girls in Science. The principal of the school, Mallam Abdulkareem, lauded the state government for encouraging girl child education, especially in these times when education is becoming increasingly expensive. He advised the students to make good use of the enlightenment program as it will guide them in their chosen careers.

Speaking at the event, the facilitator Dr. Adetola Salau advised the students to remain steadfast in their academic pursuits “This is a time we must partner with UNESCO in supporting our girls’ child, especially in balancing gender inequality, many years ago, I was sitting in the classroom just like you but today I am a successful engineer” she informed the student.

Dr. Adetola Salau also visited Queen Elizabeth School in Ilorin where she met with the students who are affectionately referred to as the “queens”. The vice principal, Hajia Abdulkareem Titilayo, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the school to the state government for consistently prioritizing the school’s best interests.

The Special Adviser on Education to the Kwara State Government spoke to Confidence News’s Aremu Mary Oluwatoyin while addressing students at Queen Elizabeth School. She stated that the reason for introducing STEAM UP KWARA was to prepare the students for the future job market, as there is a disconnect between what they are currently learning and what they will need to know to succeed in the real world. The program also aims to equip them with the necessary skills to compete globally.

Aremu Mary Oluwatoyin is a student journalist and works with Confidence News NG as a reporter