As part of efforts to underscore the importance of Soil Science and deepen awareness among young people, with a view to influencing career choice in the field, the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science (NISS), has continued with its campaign to generate interest by visiting selected secondary schools in Niger State.

The project titled : Provision of Enhanced Aids To Promote Interest in The Study and Practices of Soil
Science to Ensure Better Soil Fertility Management in Nigeria – which was launched earlier this month in Niger State, was introduced to students at St Clement Secondary School Gbaiko, Minna on Wednesday.

While at the school, the visiting executives and resource persons from the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science, engaged students in discussions via career counselling which gave them insights into Soil Science as a Profession.

The activity which was preceded by an opening remark by the Principal of the school was immediately followed by a number presentations focusing on the vision and mandate of NISS, uses and functions of soil as well as lectures on the scope of a Soil Scientist, Career prospects in Soil Science, Areas of specialization in Soil Science, Subject requirement to study soil science in higher institution – among others

Highlight of the event which included positive feedback and affirmation of interest from students was the presentation of a cash gift to the school by the North Central Coordinator of NISS, Professor A.O Osunde.

Next stop for the NISS project is a visit to FGC Minna on Friday, the 23rd of February, 2024

The sensitization drive is expected to cover a total of five schools in Niger State.

The project would also be extended to five other States namely Kwara, Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue and Plateau in the coming weeks