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More major push needed to develop science, technology and innovation – IPPmedia


Prof Mkenda made the remarks at the weekend when opening the annual Tanzania Academy of Sciences (TAAS) meeting in Dar es Salaam organised by the institution.

“To us the issue of science and technology still needs a big push, especially natural science and engineering technology as all of us know that our countries still lag behind because they are behind in science and technology and their its application,” he said.

He added that the country needs an umbrella foe mobilising these issues hence called upon the academicians to start placing more efforts in natural science, technology and medicine.

He said in so doing the FY 2022/23 the government has set aside ibn/- to enable researchers to publish big publications especially on natural research and medicine.

He also appealed to the academicians to see the importance in involving Tanzanians in diaspora who are well learned in the fields to assist Tanzania’s youth obtain sponsorship in colleges in the countries they live.

“Let’s see the possibility of a meeting between Tanzanians here and those in diaspora discussing on how to open up opportunities for Tanzanians to study outside the country because locking themselves in this country we cannot reach anywhere, we need to learn from others,” he said.

He pleaded with Tanzanians to grab sponsorship opportunities to study outside the country because there are so many such opportunities but the response thereon is small.

Earlier, welcoming Prof Mkenda, TAAS secretary General, Prof Elihud Lyamula said the Academy was established with the aim of becoming the hub in the quality development in the use of science, technology and innovation for the country’s social and economic development.

He said they also plan to increase the quality of science, technology and innovation nationally, to enable the sector become part social economic sector in general.



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