Women Entrepreneurship In Science And Technology: Impetus For Female Participation In National Development In Nigeria
Academic Leadership - Online Journal,
Vol. 7 No. 3 (2006): Vol-7-Issue-3-March-2006
The role of women in national development cannot be over-emphasized. Also, the place of science and
technology is central to national advancement. No doubt, a country’s level of Scientific and
Technological advancement dictates the life style and future of her citizenry. This assertion made
Wambusu (2005) to opine that science-led development is one of the major strategies in the war
against what seems to be the African region’s endless hunger, poverty and ill-health. In addition,
increased focus on formal and informal education, new technology, empowerment of women, gender,
and sustainable development will undoubtedly bring the developing world closer to the developed world
and reduce the huge economic gap (Naugah 2003).
The role of Science in the advancement of human beings on issues relating to public health, water,
infrastructure, energy, food, security, environment, and development is a prominent one. It stands to
reason therefore that as the world’s development becomes increasingly driven by and the pace also
dictated by Science and Technology, no country can afford to be passive.