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FG determined to create scientific knowledge in schools

The Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Adeleke Mamora has reiterated the Federal Government’s determination to create scientific knowledge based in Nigerian schools to drive the economy.

Mamora stated this in his keynote address to commemorate the 2022 World Science Day in Abuja.

According to Mamora, the ministry had created the 774 young Nigerian scientists presidential award to develop and sustain the interest of Nigerian youth in science

“The winners of the award will be given scholarships to PHD levels at universities within the country.

“The knowledge of science will never run dry, unlike resources. When we catch them young, we will encourage scientific thinking, especially in primary schools.”

He stressed that science and development aim at creating awareness of how science contributes to sustainable development, international solidarity, international cooperation, and science for the benefit of mankind.

“There can be no growth and development of any nation without cooperation utilization of science. Any government that invests in Science Technology and Innovation (STI) rates high in GDP. The goal of STI is to move from resources to a knowledge-based economy,” He said.

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