Johannesburg - Matriculants who receive suitable results in mathematics and science should pursue tertiary studies in these areas, urged Deputy Science and Technology Minister Zanele KaMagwaza-Msibi on Sunday."Our country has a serious shortages of qualified personnel in maths and science," said KaMagwaza-Msibi."It is for this reason that I humbly urge students to do the two subjects at university level."She said the country had very few black scientists and technicians and this gap needed to be closed.In particular, girls from rural areas should pursue these kind of careers - and they would be offered bursaries, by the government and through private parties, in order to do so."There's no longer a reason for any pupil to sit at home simply because she is poor."