Barrow: Science, technology key to development

Thursday, March 22, 2018

President Adama Barrow on Monday said Africa can learn best practices from others by putting emphasis on science and technology as key areas to the continent’s development

He made this remark when the minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Claudiana Cole and a delegation from the West African Examination Council (WAEC) paid a courtesy call on him at the State House.

The delegation that visited the president comprises delegates from Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia.

President Barrow commended the council for being a model of African integration and argued that there is capacity and knowledge in Africa thus there is no excuse for failure. 

President Barrow added that with the political will and commitment to education, Africa can develop. He acknowledged that Africa is on the right direction by focusing on democracy as the way forward and there is optimism about African integration.

As part of the regional exam council’s 66th annual meeting and the 23rd annual endowment fund, a lecture was conducted by Dr. Babucarr Sulay Sarr, a guest lecturer. The theme was, ‘Development Partner/Government Partnership in Education Sector Financing: Perspectives on the respective roles, opportunities and responsibilities in the identification of needed sector improvement intervention, the factual design of related projects and the provision of the conditions for effective implementation.

Author: Modou Cham
Source: Picture: The president and delegation from WAEC