**About the event:**

The Ajayi Crowther Univer sity in collaboration with RSS Nigeria Local Group is organising a talk for secondary school students on the sensitization and awareness of the import ance of studying statistics and mathematics.

Mathematics and statisti cs are part of the keys driving force in today’s economic development. The future success of nations increasingly depends on their scientific and tech nological capabilities. It is not out of place to say that the process of c ritical thinking using mathematics, statistics and understanding their impa cts are very important in today’s ever-changing world of complexities. Thus , basic knowledge of mathematics and statistics, are now among the generic skills for survival in the new economy. Unfortunately, there is under-repre sentation of students in mathematics and statistics has persisted over the years.

Confirmed speakers for this talk include Dr Olaniyi M. Olayiwo la (Head of Department, Department of Statistics, Federal University of Agr iculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria) and Dr O. A. Ajala (Head of Depart ment, Pure and Applied Mathematics, Ladoke Akintola University of Technolog y, Ogbomoso, Oyo State, Nigeria).

The talk will include discussions b y Dr Olayiwola on the importance of studying statistics. Dr Ajala will talk about the importance of studying mathematics.

For more information a
bout Nigeria local group visit www.rss.org.uk/nigeria