International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

E-ISSN: 2349-4182
P-ISSN: 2349-5979

Vol. 4, Issue 6 (2017)

Strengthening the foundation of economic development in Africa: a review of the Trinitarian relationship between education, technology and productivity

Author(s): Donald Bette Enu, Bassey E Anam
Abstract: The pursuit of economic development among nations of the world has occupied the attention of Governments, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Development Partners for quite some time. This is so because economic problems affect all in the society and so cannot be ignored. As a developing continent, Africa has been lagging behind other continents of the world in an effort to advance the desired development. This may never be unconnected with weak education and low technological base, both limits economic productivity. This paper reviewed the Trinitarian relationship between education as a factor of production and its capacity to boost technological expansion in any society. Data were generated from secondary sources, and the study was more of descriptive in approach. The paper took a deep look at the foundation of economic development in Africa with particular focus on development agenda put in place by some countries of Africa such as the MDGs and later SDGs. The authors x-rayed the structure of African economy and the drivers of African development. Before examining the Trinitarian relationship between education, technology and productivity, the authors took into consideration the obstacles to African economic development. The paper concluded with identification of visionary leadership and values re-engineering as possible ways forward that would take African continent to the college of developed nations of the world.
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