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RI behind on technology: Kalla

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 11 2008   /  10:32 am

Vice President Jusuf Kalla officially opened the 2008 National Science Olympiad on Saturday with a call to all the stakeholders to work harder to keep up with rapid developments in science and technology around the world. Speaking at the opening ceremony here at the South Sulawesi governor's official residence, Kalla said science and technology were developing at a rate which doubled every two years. "Until we catch up, we will continually be left behind by half (of the developments) each year," Kalla said. Kalla went on to point out the strategic role of education in the development of science and technology in Indonesia, which all stakeholders must prioritize, he said. Kalla said, "Mastery of science and technology is very important for the future of the nation". Over 1,200 students from 33 provinces are taking part in the compet...