Thursday, 22 November 2007

Botswana Open Access Summit

Vice Chancellors at the Open Access leadership summit of the Southern African Regional Universities’ Association (SARUA), November 20-22 2007, were told it is important for Africa to generate new knowledge and contribute to internationally knowledge-based development and innovation.

The Minister of Education for Botswana, Jacob Nkate, was giving a keynote address at the 'Open Access' leadership summit of SARUA. He said through research and innovation, tertiary education provides the basis for the society to adapt and advance in this era of modern technology.

"Open access approaches and models promote universal unrestricted free access to full-text scholarly materials and scientific research via the Internet which in turn accelerates knowledge transfer," he said, adding that public good requires the removal of prevention barriers to this research and its publication.

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