Ministry of Science & Technology, Edo State.
The Ministry of Science and Technology, Edo State is one of the strategic Ministries of Government saddled with the responsibility of facilitating the development and deployment of Science, Technology and Innovation to enhance the pace of Socio-economic development of the State.
The Ministry of Science and Technology, Edo State was established by Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration on the 6th July, 2017, the first of its kind in Edo state. As a brain child of Governor Godwin Obaseki’s administration, the Ministry is strategically positioned to drive infrastructural growth through improved science and technical skills, ICT compliance, vocational and entrepreneurship empowerment.
The Ministry is presently located/domiciled at Block ‘D’ 4th Floor, State Secretariat Complex, High Court Road, Benin City.
ABOUT THE MINISTRY
MANDATES OF THE MINISTRY
The Ministry has the following core mandates:
Maintain and implement a Science and Technology agenda
for the State;
(b) Co-ordinate research and development;
(c) Collaborate with Ministry of Education on Technical,
Vocational Education and Training (TVET);
(d) Co-ordinate relationships with national and foreign science and technology institutions;
(e) Promote science and technology clubs in schools;
(f) Co-ordinate the activities of technology hubs in three the senatorial zones;
(g) Supervise the teaching of science and technology in schools in collaboration with the Ministry of Education;
(h) Oversee and supervise innovation centres in the State;
(i) Promote the Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) initiative in the State and collaborate with relevant institutions;
(j) Coordinate the adoption of National Science, Technology and Innovation Roadmap 2030 (NSTIR: 2030) initiative of the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology;
(k) Organize annual science and technology fair and exhibitions; and
(l) Promote technology use in various sectors of the economy.