Directorate of National Science Centre (DNSC) is mandated with the responsibility of promoting and upgrading the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The Directorate engages in various activities that include; research, in-service training of STEM teachers & teacher educators, co-ordination of STEM subject associations, designing & installing Laboratories, provision of library services, production of supplementary reading materials as well as low cost teaching & learning aids.

Why STEM?

Science

Science encompasses the systematic study of the physical and natural environments through observations and experiments to understand the world in which we live. Science explains the existence, relationships and interaction of nature. Through scientific investigations we are able to understand, appreciate and manipulate nature to benefit the current generation without forgetting the future generation.

Technology

It is one of the pillars of world development. Every country needs technology to solve challenging problems of the 21st Century, therefore learners should learn the technology in order for them to be inventors and innovators of solutions faced by people in the world sad in the industry. In the STEM perspective the learners will use a variety of technological innovations to solve real life problems, to solve such there is need to invest more in technology.

Engineering

Engineering is important. Engineers use models provided by science combined with innovative thinking to solve problems and create new designs that benefit humanity. It is “Science” to describe electromagnetic radiation, but it is “Engineering” to build a radio or TV. It sets you up for professional success. You acquire logical thinking and critical analysis skills. Decision-making skills are improved. You become more objective and less emotional when it comes to work.

Mathematics

Mathematics expresses itself everywhere in almost every fact of life in nature all around us and in the technologies in our hands. Mathematics is the language of science and engineering-describing our understanding of all that we observe. In our daily life, mathematics has a central role as we live in a world of measurements.Mathematics helps to develop positive attitudes such as open mindedness, reasoning and teaches logic and problem solving.