Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Muslim world must invest in science and technology: ex-Jordanian PM

Karachi, The Muslim world is behind in science and innovation and it needs to put resources into redesigning its human asset and limit building, said Jordan's previous leader Prof Dr Adnan Badran on Wednesday.

"Social markers are very pitiful in the OIC part nations. A few nations are compelled to import notwithstanding drinking water from created nations. There is a pressing requirement for some OIC nations to make up for lost time, to put resources into science and innovation and redesign their human asset in limit building," he said while tending to an open mindfulness class on 'Science Education and Research and Development for Innovation in OIC Countries' at the Professor Salimuzzaman Siddiqui Auditorium of the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi.

Prof Badran said: "Science training is basic for extensive financial development in any Muslim nation. Pakistan has around 149 researchers and architects for each million populace when contrasted with 3,000 researchers and designers in cutting edge nations for improvement of great specialists."

Dr Panjwani Center for Molecular Medicine and Drug Research (PCMD), KU, sorted out this occasion in relationship with Virtual Education Project Pakistan (VEPP).

Prof Badran, who is the chancellor of the University of Petra and previous appointee executive general of Unesco-Paris, said science training, innovation and advancement all through fundamental instruction were a perquisite for sound advanced education and innovative work for improvement.

Proficiency in science and aptitudes in arithmetic were vital for accomplishing science training for all, he kept up.

"Science, innovation and society is figuring out how to live respectively, as well as cooperating and figuring out how to live with nature. Taking a gander at OIC nations, there are examples of overcoming adversity where proficiency rate in a few nations such as Iran, Malaysia and Turkey and in the Arab states, for example, Lebanon, Tunisia, Jordan and United Arab Emirates have come to 98 percent similar to created nations, yet the crevice in nature of instruction is evident."

He commented that Pakistan focused on accomplishing objectives of the Dakar Framework of Action on Education for All (EFA) and led the pack in adding to the National Plan of Action amid 2002. There were just two colleges at the season of the making of Pakistan in 1947, in particular University of the Punjab and University of Sindh. Presently Pakistan has 177 colleges with 1,117,587 understudies enlisted openly and private segment colleges and universities. Pakistan's consumption in science as rate of GDP is 0.33 percent not as much as Malaysia 1.07 percent, Turkey 0.86 percent and Iran 0.75 percent.

The generation of information as demonstrated in investigative diaries is 1,268 not as much as Turkey's 8,328, Iran's 8,176, Malaysia's 2,092 and Egypt 2,515, Saudi Arabia's 1491, yet more than whatever is left of Arab nations.

Prof Badran said the high innovation sends out for Pakistan were $349 million in 2013 not as much as Malaysia 60372, Turkey 2177, Iran 653, Morocco 950 and Tunisia 616, however more than whatever remains of the Arab nations.

He said there was undoubtedly some OIC nations had demonstrated advancement in science and changing over innovation through advancements, which brought about the formation of riches, thriving and upgrading feasible improvement.