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Making science and technology part of society’s culture

9:24pm 12/11/2015 Raimrod Usop 27 views Local
Madius (middle) doing the opening gimmick for PSN SciFest 2015.

Madius (middle) doing the opening gimmick for PSN SciFest 2015.

KOTA KINABALU: The Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) is committed to make science and technology as part of the society’s culture.

Its Minister, Datuk Seri Panglima Madius Tangau, said the ministry’s aspiration is to create a society with a scientific mind, creative, and innovative.

“Various efforts has been done to gear up development in science, technology, and innovation (STI) to increase knowledge and enrich the community’s wellbeing and achieve a higher income in economy,” he said during the opening ceremony of the National Science Centre (PSN) 2015 SciFest, at 1 Borneo shopping complex.

Madius said the launching of PSN SciFest event is to create awareness and understanding among the public on science and technology.

He added that this year’s PSN has implemented 55 STI programmes nationwide with the involvement of 95,789 participants.

“All these programmes were carried out by PSN Trooperz, a team set up by MOSTI through PSN to do its outreach programmes.

“As of now, MOSTI has launched several STI programmes in Sabah such as creativity carnivals and science4u initiative that have been held in Keningau and Tambunan,” he said.

The ministry also held the 2015 BioBorneo Exhibition and Conference in Kota Kinabalu and the programme also supports the second phase of the National Biotechnology Policy, which focuses on the commercialization of R&D products.

He also said the positive perception on the urgency to learn STI needs to be stressed continuously for the community, especially towards parents and teachers, where they can provide the right guidelines and encouragements to the young generation. –SayangSabah

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