Scientific & research orientation capabilities are basal for social and economic amelioration in developing countries; viz: health sector, scientific research led to the reinforcement and exordium of oral rehydration therapy, which became the cornerstone of international endeavour to control diarrheal diseases. Research also ingrained the fact that two cents worth of vitamin A provided to children every six months could curtail child mortality in many countries by over one-third. In agriculture, rice-wheat rotation techniques have inevitably embellished food production in South Asia. In Central America, scientifically dependant natural resource management has been indispensable in boosting the tourist industry, a major source of foreign currency.
advances, alms and impersonation of science and technology in
all human ventures are extremely
incredible and may sometimes pop up beyond human’s imagination. Science and
technology has metamorphosed our world into a ‘global village’ through the
emanation of instant communication. The three science and technology waves
propelling the world economy and industrial development can be stated as;
Information Technology (IT), Materials and Bio technology. To be a potent partner in
the emanate global market, a country must be adept with the usage of cardinal tools
of industrial production as well as socio-political advancement which are planted
almost solely on science and technology.
Some of the critical issues in which science and technology will assuredly play sizeable eventual role include;
prearranging overruling but economical IT techniques, elixir for major
obstinate human killer disease (viz cancer & AIDS etc), population detonation control, food security, poverty easement
as well as qualitative development and
sustainability of the earth environment.