NMC to address decline in production of mathematical science specialists

THE National Mathematical Centre is to adequately respond(NMC) the obvious decline in the production of specialists in the mathematical sciences.

Director General of the centre, Professor Promise Mebine, disclosed this at his maiden interactive session with staff of the centre at its permanent site in Sheda, Kwali, Abuja.

He stressed that the centre by its mandate would bridge the intellectual gap in the production of adequate and qualified academic manpower for the country in mathematical sciences.

To this end, the NMC chief executive pointed out the need for the academic programmes of the centre to reinvigorate their academic activities, in order to meet the needs of the academia and industry in the country.

Commending the efforts of former chief executive members in steering the centre to its present height, he promised to build on the solid foundation they had laid to make the centre an international centre of excellence in mathematical sciences.

He stressed his resolve to ensure the mathematical sciences library, which serves as a resource hub for teaching, learning and research, would be made up to date with contemporary academic materials to meet the resource needs of the mathematical sciences academic community.

Deputy controller, Information and Public Relations of the Center, Dr Dr Onyekachi Njoku, also confirmed that Professor Mebine challenged staff of the centre to work as a team without tribal and religious sentiments, in order to accomplish the goals and mandate of the centre.

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