Factors Affecting Technological Growth in Nigeria and the Way Forward
International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications
Volume 5, Issue 5, October 2017, Pages: 269-274
Received: May 16, 2017; Accepted: Jul. 11, 2017; Published: Oct. 20, 2017
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Isioto Nte Nathaniel, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ken Sarowiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Philip-kpae Friday O., Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ken Sarowiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
Dickson Rachael, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Ken Sarowiwa Polytechnic, Bori, Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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Abstract
This paper spotlights Nigeria’s technological antecedence and the factors affecting Nigeria’s technological growth with a view to proffering solution for a robust technological and industrialized structural framework as a way forward to achieving sustainable technological growth. Majorly, due to relegation of useful indigenous technology as a result of distractions, inability to comprehend what actually is the meaning of technology, inability to identify her appropriate technology and the guiding principle for technology transfer, among others have made it vivid that after over fifty years of independence, Nigeria has been depending, in several areas, on foreign nations for her various technological and industrial needs. This research paper relied majorly on information sources, such as government documents, academic journals and articles, conference papers and personal observations and interactions with people carrying this same burden for Nigeria. From the study, colonialism truncated and hindered improvement in the indigenous skills and techniques of the pre-colonial economy. However, the development of indigenous skills and techniques of pre-colonial Nigeria is a pre-requisite to sound technological growth, rather than depending on foreign inputs, which must be properly monitored and developed to set the pace for Nigeria’s industrialization.
Keywords
Indigenous Technology, Technology Transfer, Appropriate Technology, Advancement, Industrialization, Development, Appropriate Philosophy
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Isioto Nte Nathaniel, Philip-kpae Friday O., Dickson Rachael, Factors Affecting Technological Growth in Nigeria and the Way Forward, International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Applications. Vol. 5, No. 5, 2017, pp. 269-274. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmea.20170505.15
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