Nigeria - Science and technology





Learned societies include ones for ecology, engineering, entomology, fisheries, forestry, genetics, geography, medicine, microbiology, nutrition, and veterinary medicine. The Federal Ministry of Science and Technology has 25 attached research institutes that focus on cereals, cocoa, lake ecology, horticulture, forestry, livestock, root crops, veterinary medicine, oceanography and marine sciences, oil palms, rubber, and tropical agriculture, among other areas. The Geological Survey of Nigeria, founded in 1919, is concerned with geological mapping, mineral exploration, geophysical and geochemical surveys, and consultation on geological problems.

The National Museum branch in Jos, founded in 1989, has zoological and botanical gardens and a transport museum. Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife has a natural history museum founded in 1948. Nigeria has 60 universities and colleges offering courses in basic and applied science. In 1987–97, science and engineering students accounted for 42% of college and university enrollments.

The Nigerian Academy of Science, founded in 1977, promotes and coordinates scientific and technological activities, trains scientists, advises the government on scientific matters, and organizes symposia and lectures. In 1987–97, research and development expenditures totaled 0.1% of GNP; 76 technicians and 15 scientists and engineers per million people were engaged in research and development.

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yuni
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Oct 2, 2009 @ 3:03 am
Lack of funds for adequate research updates and very skilled man power especially in the universities where the upcoming generation are supposed to be properly trained and equipped for the future.
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Dec 30, 2010 @ 10:10 am
that is very right, no wonder our big men today take their children to another country to school. nigeria needs to think of tomorow and not today. if our present leaders failed to lay the foundation of tomorow, we are heading astray.
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Mar 21, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
What are measures of positioning Nigeria towards Greater Achievements in Science And Technology?
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Mar 30, 2011 @ 6:06 am
Information on science and technology should be made available in order to increase peoples observation
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Jul 28, 2011 @ 5:17 pm
what are the problems of science and technology in nigeria
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Jul 30, 2011 @ 7:07 am
WHAT ARE PROBLEMS OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN NIGERIA
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Jul 30, 2011 @ 11:11 am
Critically examine the challenges face by science and technology in nigeria.
loveth
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Nov 1, 2011 @ 12:12 pm
Enumerate the introduction of science in Nigeria and the transfer of technology
Amina Abdulkarim
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Jan 10, 2013 @ 5:05 am
Trace the history of science and technology in Nigeria?
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Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:01 am
discuss a brief history of science and technology in nigeria
slowpee
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Sep 2, 2014 @ 10:22 pm
Government should improved the study of sciences and technology, because that is the only way development can take place in nigeria

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