African governments have been urged to focus more of its efforts and resources on research and technology to drive the continent’s development.
Dr. Samuel Boateng, Head of Oil and Gas Department at the All Nations University College (ANUC), said that was the way forward to lift the people out of poverty.
He was speaking at this year’s ‘world space week’ celebration held in Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
The programme was jointly organized by the Electronics and Communications Department of the University’s Institute of Engineering and Technology, Institute of Electricals and Engineering, National Society of Black Engineers and Society of Petroleum Engineers.
“African space festival” was the theme chosen for the event and the goal was to highlight the vital role of technology to socio-economic development.
It brought together students from various Senior High Schools across the Eastern Region.
Dr. Boateng said it was important to encourage and motivate Ghanaian students to study science, technology, and mathematics.
He indicated that there should not be any time to waste and that Africa needed to step up its efforts to catch up with the rest of the world.
Mr. Dickson Amakye, the Head of the Electronics and Communications Department, expressed optimism that the celebration would ignite the passion of the youth for science and technology education.
He called for the nation to develop an electrical and electronics industrialization plan to speed up its technological advancement.