SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF EDUCATION: PANACEA FOR ENSURING PEACE, NATIONAL UNITY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE 21ST CENTURY NIGERIA

Samuel Rukevwe Akpokiniovo

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Education is the primary agent of transformation towards peace, national unity and sustainable development since it increases people’s capacities to transform their visions into reality. The current shift in science and technology curricula objectives reflecting on self centred learning is a radical departure from the traditional emphasis on sustainable development product approach. This new trend requires that both the school community and education stakeholder should be actively involved in the pursuit of science and technology of education through adequate and meaningful hands-on-activities during every classroom instruction in science and technology. The 21st century Nigeria is witnessing rapidly changing developments in information, science and technology in all walks of life. To cope with these developments, we have to adopt and pave way scientific and technological experiments that will foster peace, national unity and sustainable development. In line with this context, the paper advocates the implementation of the Science and Technology of Education to ensure the optimum attainment for peace, national unity and sustainable development in Nigeria. In a bid to actualize this, the paper x-rayed the concept of science and technology education, the concept of peace, national unity and sustainable development, the state of Science and Technology in the 21st century Nigeria, the importance of science and technology education to peace, national unity and sustainable development, issues affecting Science and Technology Education in the 21st century Nigeria and the way to foster peace, national unity and sustainable development in Nigeria through science and technology of education.

 

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