What is the phrase "crawl,walk, run, fly". It sounds like someone in Nigeria wants to skip the first three stages and go straight to flying. On the other hand there is a chicken and egg problem here to mix metaphors. Why train/educate people in basic sciences if there are no jobs for them to apply their knowledge and skills? The challenge, it would seem, is to find an engine consistent with current conditions that runs on part economic development, infrastructure, training, higher education, venture capital and government support. Once the engine is running sufficiently to enable the full life-cycle of elementary education through job aquisition, it can be revved up to drive down the path toward a Technology Village.
Tim Gilbert Solutions Consultant 203-426-7965 203-241-4551 - cell [EMAIL PROTECTED] IBM Learning Solutions..creating the future of learning Internet: www.ibm.com/learning Intranet: w3.ibm.com/services/learning On 12/03/2004, Femi Oyesanya <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > A recent Nigerian Newspaper article cited the Nigerian Minister of the > Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nasir El-Rufai, as saying that the > Nigerian Government has given the approval for the building of a > Technology Village. Nigeria will be building its own Silicon Valley on a > 650 hectare property, located in a suburb of the Federal Capital city, > Abuja. > > The Newspaper article quoted El-Rufai as saying, "we want to create a > city of knowledge in Abuja. And on the way to the airport, we have got > about 650 hectares of land we have reserved out of the Abuja > master-plan. What we hope to do with the technology village, which is > going to cost us between $300 to $400 million is to have the highest > quality infrastructure attracting the best brains in information and > bio-technology, pharmaceutical and Information Technology (IT) research > to work in Abuja." (1) ..snip... ------------ ***GKD is solely supported by EDC, a Non-Profit Organization*** To post a message, send it to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To subscribe or unsubscribe, send a message to: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>. In the 1st line of the message type: subscribe gkd OR type: unsubscribe gkd Archives of previous GKD messages can be found at: <http://www.edc.org/GLG/gkd/>