Almost half a century has passed since independence. We are in the second decade of the 21st century and we are not worthy of even being called an agricultural society because of the way our agriculture is practiced. Our government has from its inception talked of 'Kilimo utiwamgongo' then came 'Kilimo Kwanza' but is it not 'Kilimo Hewa'? I dont understand what Tanzania does when it comes to science and innovation? The generation that is intended to be lead by the middle of he century, when the world will either face nuclear war or a massive technological revolution due to Nanotech, Genetics, Cosmology, Fusion Energy, will not exist because they are failing now in secondary schools. Are we set to import expertise from the West and China until the middle of the 22nd century? Do these questions even occur to our leaders? That is what makes me very nervous. As a nation, why is the government spending money on things that we do not need rather than building science academies and centres of excellence? Why, as Mwanakijiji noted, is a significant portion of our GDP not spent on R&D into technology that can help us achieve economic prosperity in Agriculture (through engineering, genetics, IT, medicine and manufacturing industries)? Have we no shame for the gloomy future that our children are being left with? Or are they set to be slaves of the West and far East in the years to come. What is it that is soo impossible? We are so narrow minded as a nation it scares me. America, China, EU, India, Japan and the rest of the advanced nations are doing research into the technologies that will power the century, from Fusion Energy at ITER which will create endless energy capacity in the next century, to nanophotonics in the US (Rice University is looking at how to use nanobots and lasers to kill tumours). They are building quantum and photonic computers which will revolutionize the world the same way Faraday's Iron ring did! Sisi tunaiba ruzuku za pembejeo? Waafrika either tunama*i ama sijui... How is it that so many secondary school students are failing in mathematics and science subjects? Yani hiyo inatosha waziri waelimu ajiuzulu. It directly affects national security in the next 50-80 years. I dont think that CCM is the only problem. Ukweli ni kwamba tunahitaji viongozi wenye mtazamo wa mbali kweli kweli vinginevyo tumeisha kabla hatujaanza. So far sijaona mwanasiasa anaraaise hizi concerns, nikama vile wote misukule ya nani sijui. Kwanini hakuna utaratibu waku award academic and research excellence in Tanzania, kumotivate research and achievement in science. Naombeni list ya the top 20 scientists in Tanzania and what significant achievements they have had. Tuwalist hapa tujui who are the Edd Witten and Michio Kakus and Hawkingz of Tanzania.. Mimi naogopa sana tunapoelekea..