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‘How to kill fear of science in children’

By Dayo Adesulu
The President, Home Edutainment group, Uzondu Peace, has called on primary and secondary school students who have flair for science subjects to rise up to the challenges of acquiring basic knowledge and methods of passing it with ease.

She made this known recently in a press conference  while preparing for the second edition of science quiz, titled, “Science Ambassadors 2009” organized by Home Edutainment group for science students in Lagos.

Ms Uzondu stated that, her group which has been in the vanguard of teaching and making children have fun with science subjects since 2002, has the primary aim of “killing the enigma and phobia of science for children by allowing them carry out scientific experiments with familiar objects and getting used to doing such.”

According to her, “by getting used to scientific experimentations at a very tender age, the children would understand more and no longer be afraid of science subjects in their primary and secondary schools and this may put them on the path of becoming great scientists in the future.”

Her words: “This year’s competition would feature two categories of children from aged 7-11 and  12-16, and each group will have a winner and two runners-up, as all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners would receive prizes.

The president further noted that, there would  be consolation prizes for other participants as well. According to Uzondu, prior knowledge of science is not necessary for the children as they would be taught right from the scratch.

“The competition which is slated for September 12th at the RCCG church, Ilupeju is targeted at children in primary and secondary schools between the ages of 7-16 aimed at demystifying science subjects by making kids have fun while solving science riddles,” she said.

The event which would have the effervescent and energetic Denrele of SoundCity as compere would also witness performance by star scientists like Zulezoo and H-man.

Other side attractions of the day according to her include, science pep talk by seasoned professionals, brain teasers, special performance by star scientists and  science dance, Uzondu said.


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