Fed Govt launches new science, technology policy

Frank Ikpefan, Abuja



THE Federal Government  has launched a National Policy to reposition technical and vocational education.

The government said science and technology education would drive national growth and development.

Education Minister Malam Adamu Adamu noted that the absence of a roadmap for science and technical education had slowed the country’s pace in technological development.

Adamu, who was represented by his Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba, said prior to Nigeria’s independence when science education was incorporated into the education curricula, the country was without a national policy to, specifically, direct and propel science and technical education.

“It is heartwarming that this anomaly is being addressed with the approval granted by the National Council on Education (NCE) for a national policy on Science, and Technology Education (S&TE), which is in our hands.

“This development is not only significant, but also a landmark achievement by the Federal Government . It

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Likely Fed injections in contested U.S. vote would favour tech: BofA

FILE PHOTO: A security guard walks in front of an image of the Federal Reserve following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington, DC, U.S. on March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

LONDON (Reuters) – The Federal Reserve would likely step-in to support financial markets if the outcome of the U.S. presidential election was contested, a move which would benefit stocks in the tech sector, BofA analysts wrote in their weekly fund flow report on Friday.

“Likely aggressive Fed liquidity injections on contested election would favour tech”, the report, which also sees an increased likelihood in a Democratic sweep, read.

U.S. President Donald Trump declined earlier in September to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 election to Democratic rival Joe Biden and said he expected the election battle to end up before the Supreme Court.

The president, who trails Biden

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