• NIGERIA AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT: 60 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

    Author(s):
    Egodi Uchendu (see profile)
    Contributor(s):
    Elizabeth Onowgu
    Date:
    2020
    Group(s):
    Global Digital Humanities Symposium
    Subject(s):
    Science, History, Mass media--Study and teaching, Science--Study and teaching, Technology--Study and teaching
    Item Type:
    Conference poster
    Conf. Title:
    NIGERIA AND TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENT: 60 YEARS AFTER INDEPENDENCE
    Conf. Org.:
    AFRICAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CIRCLE & CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES AND RESEARCH (CPSR)
    Conf. Loc.:
    University of Nigeria
    Conf. Date:
    24-26 November 2020
    Tag(s):
    computer-aided learning (CAL)), medical science, technological determinism, History of science, Media studies, Science and technology studies (STS), Sociology of development
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/js03-vn10
    Abstract:
    Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Science and Technology was created on 1 January 1980, with the vision of making “Nigeria one of the acknowledged leaders of the scientifically and technologically developed nations of the world”. Sixty years after independence, and forty years after the Science and Technology Ministry was created, Nigeria is neither a regional nor global technological power. Despite the advancements recorded in the country during the Civil War years (1967–1970), Nigeria remains a largely import economy, now dependent on countries that were once rated on the same pedestal or below her. That Nigerians in diaspora continue to make globally acknowledged strides in diverse fields of endeavour (including science and technology) presents the Nigerian state with an irony that consistently stares her in the face. The African Humanities Research and Development Circle (AHRDC) and Professor B. I. C. Ijomah Centre for Policy Studies and Research at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, therefore, announce their second international and interdisciplinary conference to engage with different aspects of this very important theme. The goal of the conference is to provide scholars and other participants with a platform to critically discuss the prospects and challenges of technological advancement in Nigeria. Technology is at the heart of the fourth industrial revolution. It is hoped that this conference will chart the way forward for science and technological development in Nigeria.
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