Science, technology in nation building

The importance of science and technology in a given society cannot be under-estimated.

It is a well-known fact that no nation can develop without advancing in the areas of science and technology.

It is true that advancements in science and technology has negatively affected humanity. For example,  the role atomic weapons played during the second World War and the consequent wars in Africa, the Middle-East, among others, was devastating.

From this angle, religious-centred societies and people have viewed science and technology as enemies of humanity and tools of immorality.

The concepts of morality, humanity, reality and so on need to be subjected to rigorous evaluation.

What is science and technology? Science is the study of knowledge which can be made into a system and which depends on evaluative facts.

Technology, on the other hand, is the practical application of scientific knowledge.

Science and technology are essential tools in every sector of a society. A nation lacking in science and technology will forever depend on those who claim to be the custodians of scientific and technological knowledge, even if such a country has crude oil.

Furthermore, science and technology helps in the area of employment. The rate of unemployment is high in Nigeria simply because many graduates of science are unemployed.

Nigeria can join the giant nations of the world if our government spends more money on science and technology.

Osunkunle Pelumi

The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State.

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