Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors



Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


android tablet pc

Home > News > Isoun takes practical technology to Africa

February 14th, 2007

Isoun takes practical technology to Africa

Abstract:
Will Nigeria's Science and Technology potential ever be harnessed? The answer is a positive yes! Activities of past two weeks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will remain a golden historical moment of technology achievement for Nigeria. As if to say, "the time is ripe for technology leapfrogging", Professor Tunner Isoun, the able Honorable Minister of Science and Technology and longest serving cabinet member in the current government dispensation, seemed to have crowned the performance of his tenure of office with ‘Technology Proof of Concept' when he descended on Addis Ababa like a colossus, for the Joint African Union-Economic Commission for Africa (AU-ECA) Science, Technology and Innovation Exhibition (22-30 January, 2007).

More than ever before, this is the time to explore the numerous windows of opportunities in Science and Technology (especially, Information Technology, Space Science Biotechnology and Nanotechnology) and focus on rolling out patents of our discoveries in Science and Technology. Finally, constructive, adequate and sustainable funding for Science and Technology Development and in particular, Research, Design and Development (RD&D) in Nigeria/Africa must be made a national/continental priority. To the IT professionals in particular, the fundamental concern (to NCS) is: who will become the next Minister of Science and Technology? just as CPN is concerned about the emergence of the next Minister for Education. Both Professional segments agree that it is critical that whoever replaces Prof Turner Isoun, and indeed, the Minister of Education, should be a thorough breed IT Professional.

Source:
vanguardngr.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Environment

Iranian Nano Scientists Create Flame-Resistant Polymers September 13th, 2014

NanoStruck has a High Recovery Rate on Mine Tailings: retrieval of up to 96% of Gold, 88% of Silver and 86% of Palladium September 12th, 2014

Nanostruck announces 87.6% recovery of 56 GMS/ton silver tailings samples September 12th, 2014

Boosting armor for nuclear-waste eating microbes September 12th, 2014

Aerospace/Space

Smallest possible diamonds form ultra-thin nanothreads: Diamond nanothreads are likely to have extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than that of today's strongest nanotubes and polymers September 22nd, 2014

Iranian Researchers Synthesize Stable Ceramic Nanopowders at Room Temperature September 20th, 2014

Next-Gen Luxury RV From Global Caravan Technologies Will Offer MagicView Roof and Windshield Using SPD-SmartGlass Technology From Research Frontiers: Recreational Vehicle Manufacturer Global Caravan Technologies (GCT) Features 28 Square Feet of MagicView™ SPD-SmartGlass September 17th, 2014

Simple, Cost-Effective Method Proposed for Synthesizing Zinc Oxide Nanopigments September 15th, 2014

Human Interest/Art

Japanese gold leaf artists worked on a nano-scale: Study demonstrates X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy is a non-destructive way to date artwork July 3rd, 2014

Harry Potter-style invisibility cloaks: A real possibility next Christmas? Forget socks and shaving foam, the big kids of tomorrow want an invisible cloak for Christmas December 19th, 2013

Chicago Awareness Organization First Not-for-Profit to Sponsor Dog Training to Detect Ovarian Cancer Odorants December 12th, 2013

ZEISS Microscopes used to create images for Art Exhibit at Midway Airport: Art of Science: Images from the Institute for Genomic Biology October 25th, 2013

Events/Classes

BSA Distinguished Lecture Tuesday, 10/14: 'LCLS: A Stunning New View Through X-ray Laser Eyes' September 23rd, 2014

Arrowhead to Present at BioCentury's NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference September 19th, 2014

IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting To Celebrate 60th Anniversary as The Leading Technical Conference for Advanced Semiconductor Devices September 18th, 2014

PEN Inc. Chairman, Scott Rickert, Will Webcast a Live Company Update September 25, 1 PM EDT September 17th, 2014

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE



  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More














ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2014 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE