Addis Ababa, 14 November 2014 (WIC) – Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has awarded 268 extraordinary science and technology innovators today in Addis Ababa.
Speaking at the 5th National Science, Technology and Innovation Award Day marked with the theme “Science and Technology Research for Sustainable Industrial Development” across the nation, Prime Hailemariam emphasized the need to boost capacity to conduct coordinated scientific and technological researches.
According to the Premier, exerting a consolidated effort in the sector is crucial to realize the country’s renaissance.
The government is committed to enhance technological transformation in the country and support scientist in the fields, he said adding that it will be important to effectively implement the 70/30 intake system off universities so as to strengthen the need to science and technology innovation.
Minister of Science and Technology Demitu Hambissa on her behalf said that technological streams are vital to fulfill Ethiopia’s transformation plans.
It is learnt that vocational program trainers, teachers, trainees, researchers and innovators who demonstrated remarkable progress in science and math were awarded.