Importance Of Science And Technology In Nigeria

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I was privilege to be a public speaker in a seminar organized in my University during my undergraduate days to speak on the topic “Science and technological advancement is not all that Nigeria needs to become a developed country”. Here was my lecture delivered. “ Good day Ladies and Gentlemen, it is a privilege standing in front of you this afternoon to discuss this topic “Science and technological advancement is not all that Nigeria needs to become a developed country”. Let me start by defining the three key words in the topic - Science, technology and a developed country. First and Foremost, the word science originates from the Latin word scienta which means “to know’. It is a systematic attempt to establish knowledge to explain occurrence through objective means such as observation, studying and experimenting. On the other hand, the application of science leads to the development of technology. Technology emanates from the Greek word tekne which means art, craft, and skill of harnessing scientific knowledge while a developed country is one that is independent on another country that is, has gotten to the peak in terms of developments including scientific, political, technological, economical, and so on. A lot has been said on the positive effects of science and technology. Mouth to mouth old method of communication had been replaced by the use of cell phones, manual farming replaced by mechanized farming, man no longer travel longer distance by leg, old methods of

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