The key to our beginning and our communicating a culture of science, lies in adopting a synergistic approach to promoting science education through increasing public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) in the young and the general public.
We try to make science attractive, accessible and relevant.
All science promotion and awareness programmes within SCC would reside under three key strategic areas that combine to form an integrated and seamless approach. The three areas are interdependent, each enhancing the achievements of the other.
• Through EDUCATION we build up the supply of tomorrow’s scientists and innovators who are equipped with modern skill.
• Through COMMUNICATION we celebrate Nigerian achievements in science and technology and build the public’s appreciation of the benefits of science.
• By growing the AWARENESS of science through exploration, exhibition and actual experience, we enthuse people about the wonders and applications of the subject, while encouraging greater public engagement in science, engineering, technology and innovation (SETI) issues.
These three pillars create a holistic, multilayered approach to science advancement, accommodating different target audiences and creating opportunities for joint initiatives and collaboration with private sector, across several government departments, institutions and different science agencies and non-governmental organization.
SCC also encourages people to take part in lectures, advanced studies, dialogue and debate on matters pertaining to science. We encourage them to share their views on how science impacts on society, national development and human well-being through informal based lectures.
To date we have focused our efforts largely on science education. However, in light of the poor maths and science outputs of the education system, as well as the need to increase the number of people taking up science-based careers, we are now also focusing our attention and resources on the formal advanced studies and modern skill development.
By taking overall ownership of science advancement initiatives within our immediate environment and eventually on a countrywide scale, we are responding to making contributions to a national imperative. This is a responsibility we take very seriously.