WORLD SCIENCE DAY FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT 2020
The impact of Science on people’s daily life and its profound societal implications, including those of an ethical nature makes scientific literacy a prerequisite for effective democratic processes.
The theme of the 2020 World Science Day for Peace and Development, tagged ‘Science for and with Society’ links Science more closely with society by so doing, the day aims to ensure that citizens of countries are kept informed of developments in Science. The day equally underscores the role scientists play in broadening our understanding of the remarkable achievements recorded in the field of Science.
Experts are of the view that the World Science Day for Peace and Development is worth celebrating as Science itself has helped to make the world a better place to live in for instance through scientific discoveries work has been made easier. Transportation has been facilitated by the use of Aircraft and automobiles, thereby saving time and energies of people embarking on long journeys by foot. Reacting to this year’s world Science Day for Peace and Development, the Dean of Science of the College of Education, Warri.
Mr Emmanuel Enukpere, stated that the different research institutes with which the College of Education, Warri falls under has a lot of scientific work, but identified funding as a major setback of these institutes.
For Orehimor, and Chief Emmanuel Avworo, said the private sector in Nigeria is expected to make its mark in scientific discoveries as it is done in civilized countries of the world. Mr Ohimor and Chief Avworo said that Nigerians have recorded significant achievements in Science, but revealed that the numbers are minimal.
As countries of the world battle the novel coronavirus it is imperative that they strengthen international and National Cooperation, as well as dialogue with scientists, policymakers, private practitioners amongst others, inorder to adequately tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.