Monday, July 8, 2041
Just last week Thursday, July 4, 2041, the World Science and Technology Conference held in Isehin, Oyo State - a city now widely referred to as the technology hub of Africa. To the admiration of all, three Nigerian J.S.S 2 students exhibited the product of their sessional project - a 9G-enabled mobile phone, built from scratch by these young Nigerians. At a time when most Nigerians still use 8G+-enabled phones, having these young leaders produce a 9G+ phone was practically unthinkable for many, especially the Nigerian president - who was apparently dumbfounded at the event.
Another high point of the conference was the giving of recognition awards to Africans who have contributed so greatly to the development of science and technology in the world. Among them were Mrs Ngozi Ikenna, founder of the Abakaliki Robotic Institute, Abakaliki, Ebonyi state; Eng Kaku Galambu, founder of KidsTech Corporation in Uganda; Mr Sadiq Aliyu, a physically challenged mechanical engineer who trains homeless kids (popularly called Almajiris) in northern Nigeria for free in automobile making.
Currently, all science and technology curriculum of secondary schools and higher institutions are designed with compulsory practical modules. Science teachers and lecturers have, therefore, had to either learn to make their teachings practical or be shown the way out of the system - following the reform exercise of the education sector in 2025 that saw over 42,000 teachers and lecturers retrenched.
Consequently, the governments of China and the US now look up to Nigeria in areas of biotechnology and organic medicine - which are critical in their health care systems.
From the advance combustion engine innovation, to the discovery of permanent cure for HIV/AIDs http://goo.gl/jlFqBD , to the discovery of cure by a teenager for Vitiligo http://goo.gl/cKkQ46 , to the development of a photovoltaic system with 80% efficiency http://goo.gl/A4QKYf , to mass automobile production http://bit.ly/1HQVw4R , among others, Nigeria continues to lead and support other African countries in science and technology. Of note is the support Nigeria enjoys from other African nations who "see this stride as a thing of pride and not of strife for Africa,” - according to the president of Uganda.
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