SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY NEWS: A QUARTERLY NEWS MAGAZINE OF THE FMST
Science and Technology (S&T) News is a quarterly news round-up and feature articles published by the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology (FMST)
The Objectives of the S & T News include:
ü To increase public awareness of the National Policy on the S&T,I and how the activities of the FMST are focused on the implementation targets of STI policy;
ü To act as a forum for the free flow of information on Science Technology and Innovation policy and practice geared towards the achievement and sustenance of mutual understanding and synergy between the FMST and all other Government Ministries/Departments, the various Research Institutes, Tertiary Institutions and Industrialists;
ü To sensitize and acquaint the citizenry on the programmes/ activities of the Ministry. The approach will equally ender the youth to Science and Technology as many of them will become aware of opportunities in the sector.
The FMST’s bulletin “Science and Technology News” will fulfill a lot of expectations, answer most questions and profer many solutions such as:
ü Easy approach to budget preparation and defence;
ü Easy approach to preparation of S&T forum such as S&T Summit, NCST, NASTECH week, World Science Day etc.;
ü Provision for S&T related organizations to show case result, product and services etc., and
ü Drawing appropriate attention from the government and relevant establishment to the sector.
The publication of ST&I news of the FMST would cover the following contents:
i. News Reports;
ii. Special Interviews on Technology Policy Issues;
iii. Feature Articles;
iv. Brief from Research Institutes;
v. Advertorial Placement;
vi. Readers’ opinion;
vii. International S&T affairs;
viii. Photospeaks amongst others
The FMST seek to inform Government Ministries, Departments, RIs, Academia, and the public that its quarterly published S&T News bulletin has been re-introduced, while using this forum to welcome contributions from individuals.
PROFESSIONALIZATION AND RESTRUCTURING OF TECHNICAL DEPARTMENTS OF THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
The Office of the Head of Civil Service of the Federation; vide letter No: PSRU.13.1.s/XII dated 14th May, 2015 have graciously approved the restructuring of the Ministry’s five (5) Technical Departments to Seven (7) with the creation of Science & Technology Promotion, and Environmental Science & Technology Departments.
With the approval, the Technical Departments in the Ministry are as follows;
- Science and Technology Promotion;
- Chemical Technology;
- Renewable and Conventional Energy Technology;
- Bioresources Technology;
- Health and Biomedical Sciences;
- Environmental Science and Technology; and
- Technology Acquisition and Adaptation.
The restructuring will assist the Ministry to effectively and efficiently discharge its mandates; meeting expectations of the new Science, Technology and Innovation Policy and National vision 20:2020 targets.
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