Dar es Salaam, Aug. 28 -- The fifth p hase government has been time and again encouraging students at various levels of education to study science subjects.

The aim is to p roduce enough competent scientists and specialists in various sectors of the economy as we envision becoming a middle-income and industrial economy by 2025.

We cannot have a middle-income and industrial economy without having enough competent local scientists and sp ecialists to lead us to the next level of social develop ment and innovations.

So, it is imp ortant we p rep are ourselves in regional and global comp etence in terms of building cap acity in science and technology.

One of the areas highlighted in Tanzania's Develop ment Vision 2025 is to have a well-educ...