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Aug 26, 2008, 7:05 AM
The directorate of Science and Technology Education at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education (MOBSE), in collaboration with UNESCO /NATCOM, Wednesday concluded a three-day training for education personnel on microscience experiment.
The training held at the Baobab Lodge Hotel in Kerr Serign, covered introduction to global micro-science project. The director of Science and Technology, Adama Jimba Jobe, spearheaded the training that targeted twenty personnel.
In his welcoming remarks on the occasion, Mr Jobe stressed the need for people to change their attitudes towards science and technology, saying science and technology is a global issue.
Mr Jobe commended UNESCO/ NATCOM for being supportive to the directorate of science and technology. He described them as real partners in development.
He said that the micro-science project is a supplement to government’s effort in achieving good result in science and technology In his official opening remarks, Yahya Al- Matarr Jobe, Acting Secretary General and Principal Programme Officer, UNESCO-ISESCO, said that science and technology improves a nation.
“Organising such a very important training is one way of involving the people in building interest in science and technology in this country,” he said, adding that the micro-science project started in 2003 and was revitalised following a request made by President Yahya Jammeh in support of science and technology.
He commended Mr Jobe for his hard work and commitment in ensuring that science and technology improves in this country.
He also thanked him for submitting the country report on time, saying: “This is why UNSCO appreciates this micro-science project.”
He further stressed the challenges faced by teachers in of science and technology. “This is why this project decided to support science and technology mainly to improve people in this sector,” he said, commending the consultant Pokrovsky for his willingness in helping Gambians to improve in of science and technology.