STEM, techgen, africa, education

WHAT STEM CAN DO FOR AFRICA (pt.3)

We still hold our ground that STEM education is very important and must be prioritized regardless age and community.

After several facts and details on how much STEM can do for AFRICA ,an article written by Marianne Eve Jamme, Founder and CEO, iamtheCODE

She made a clear and important conclusion that

……” The barrier many African governments face in promoting STEM subjects is the lack of people qualified in these subjects. And until they address this, the problem will remain. Every single country in Africa is crying out for skilled YOUNG PEOPlE . The mismatch between their current skills
and what the companies need is getting wider. Youth unemployment is extremely high, despite so much money disappearing through back doors every year.

Millions of young people could find jobs if our STEM policies were given priority. Trained STEM graduates are great contributors to the African economy. Why can’t they understand this?

While Africa makes up 15% of the world population, its research-and-development capacity is untapped.The governments could do so much by looking into their education policies and making STEM subjects their number one priority. This could also hugely improve Africa’s position
in the globally competitive knowledge economy.

2015 is a big year for Africa, especially due to the fact that the same organizations that have failed the African education system, in conspiracy with the African governments, will celebrate the United Nations Millennium Development Goals without regard to the past errors made.
The Millennium Development Goals were big foolish ideas that have let Africans down.

I hope the new Sustainable Development Goals will focus heavily on STEM subjects, because Africa needs a world-class workforce in the next decade, or we are doomed.” This might look like an old article but it clearly says it all :
-Millions of young people could find
jobs if our STEM policies were given priority.

-While Africa makes up 15% of the world population, its research-and-development capacity is untapped.

-The governments could do so much by looking into their education policies and making STEM subjects their number one priority.

Among a few above are key points to be addressed effectively and immediately…

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