THERE is an increasing demand for scientists and technologists in Solomon Islands today.
This was according to Ministry of Education and Human Resources (MEMRD), Minister, Lanelle Tanangada during the official opening of the FAFF Science Laboratory and Conference Complex at the Solomon Islands National University (SINU), Kukum Campus, last Wednesday.
“There is an increasing demand for scientists and technologists in today’s Solomon Islands.
“Despite the seeming industrial and economic stagnation in our country witnessed in the past 40 plus years, we are witnessing some level of industrial growth at the present time and if we continue to provide conducive environment to our potential investors, particularly in the productive and resource sectors, I am hopeful that we can and will witness further economic growth in our country in the years ahead.
“This could occur as long as we are not threatened by or impacted by another pandemic!” Tanangada strongly stated.
She added she cannot over-emphasize the important role of science and technology in the transformational agenda of the country, particularly in the topic of youth development through skills development and resource utilization.
“It is within this partner relationship that I would particularly like to say that I take pride in being part of this opening ceremony of the Science Laboratory and Conferencing Complex.
“This is because this event demonstrates our joint commitment to witness the completion and opening of the science research center. As well as in building a strong foundation for training our future scientists and technologists, particularly in the research areas that are identified,” Mrs Tanangada said.
By ESTHER NURIA