Encouraging students to pursue careers in Information Communication Technology and Artificial Intelligence is the focus of the new NIHERST President.
Mrs Marleen Lord-Lewis yesterday received her Instrument of Appointment to head the board at the National Institute of Higher Education, Research and Technology.
She believes, if students become technologically literate and inventive the nation could become globally competitive in the IT sector.
According to her, they will be able to earn critical foreign exchange for the economy as scientific entrepreneurs.
Part of NIHERST’s work involves research and intelligence gathering to formulate a National Science Policy.
The policy will guide funding of research and development and promote innovation and commercialisation of technology in priority areas.