Don calls on African scientists to focus on developmental research


By Ijeoma Olorunfemi

Prof. Ibiyinka Fuwape, a Don, on Sunday called on African scientists and researchers to engage in research works that bring development in the society.

Fuwape, a Professor of Physics and Vice Chancellor, Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU), Ughelli, Delta, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

The professor made the call while reacting to her recent 2020 African Union Kwame Nkrumah Regional Award for Scientific Excellence (AUKNASE).

Fuwape had won the award in the West Africa regional selection on Basic Science, Technology and Innovation and resulting from her research contributions in the areas of climate change, air quality and biophysics.

She said that Nigeria was among 28 member states of the AU selected for the competition.

“The award recognises excellence in science and it is also in recognition of research that is relevant to the development of the country.

“The research was tailored to meet development…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria