Making Science meaningful

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SCIENCE education plays a prominent role in materialising the nation’s aspiration of achieving the status of a fully developed country by the year 2020. Recognising this importance, various polices have been introduced by the government and policy-makers.

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Making Science meaningfulGiven the growing importance of technology in the 21st century, there is a dire need to increase the intake of students in science-related courses for economic prosperity.SCIENCE education plays a prominent role in materialising the nations aspiration of achieving the status of a fully developed country by the year 2020. Recognising this importance, various polices have been introduced by the government and policy-makers.They also include the National Science and Technology Policy (STP), which was introduced in 1986 by the Science, Technology and Innovation Ministry (MOSTI).The policys vision is to become a nation that is competent, confident and innovative in harnessing, utilising and advancing science and technology towards achieving the goals of the nations Vision 2020.One of the objectives of the policy is to deliver a work force that consists of at least 60 researchers, scientists and engineers for every 10,000 workers produced in the country. In the year 2000, STP was reviewed and STP II was introduced.STP II addresses seven key priority areas. One of the areas focuses on education, calls for adoption of a 60:40 ratio of students pu

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