Government gives Ksh749 million on innovation and research.
Ksh749 million has been given to the ministry of education with the intention of using it for innovation and research in universities and other national research institutes.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu stated in a speech read on his behalf by Higher Education and Research PS Beatrice Inyangala at a conference in Murang’a that the government uses research and innovation to find answers to the many problems that the country and the world are currently facing.
“The significance of science, technology, and Innovation for the social and economic growth of any nation cannot be gainsaid, as this conference focuses on leveraging on Science, Technology, and Innovation for Economic Transformation, it will offer a platform for scholars in this nation and their international counterparts to engage in the necessary networking, communication, and knowledge exchange across a range of fields.”
The CS underscored the government’s vision 2030 that seeks to make Kenya an industrialized middle income nation that will guarantee a high standard of living and a secure environment for its citizens.
“This is a clear indication that for any government to develop and reduce poverty, investment in research and innovation must play an essential role geared towards economic turnaround and inclusive growth,” he said.
Machogu called on local universities to be at the forefront as key players in the supply of both the human capital and tools necessary for the application of research findings, innovations, and discoveries to bring about the much-needed development to improve human welfare
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