African Journal of
Business Management

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Bus. Manage.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1993-8233
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJBM
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 4150

Full Length Research Paper

Rethinking development and sustainability of African economy: The roles of science education

  K. O. Oloruntegbe*, A. M. Akinsete, E. O. Ayeni, M. O. Odutuyi2 and Gazi Mahabubul Alam3        
  1Science and Technical Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba, Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. 2Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria. 3Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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  •  Accepted: 19 April 2010
  •  Published: 30 June 2010



It is an understatement that of all the continents in the world Africa is seriously lagging behind in the area of development and sustainability. Trend studies of vital indices revealed a slow pace of development, which portends a great danger for the continent coupled with it being bedeviled by political instability. This study offers a rethink of these situations and the roles science education could play in fostering the much-needed development in Africa. The areas of focus are food security, energy supply, institutional infrastructures, education, health and environmental conscious designs. Conclusions are drawn and recommendations made on the ways forward.


Key words: African economy, sustainable development, science education.