Kehdinga GF, AGENDA 2063- SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION T (1).pdf (271.38 kB)
Agenda 2063: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education to the rescue
journal contributionposted on 2021-11-23, 17:57 authored by Dr. Kehdinga George Fomunyam
Agenda 2063 is an ambitious fifty (50) year plan detailing the aspirations and goals of the African continent for the future. Building on the strengths and weaknesses of previous plans as introduced by the OAU which later transformed to the AU, Agenda 2063 is built on seven (7) key aspirations, each with its own set goals that reflects the vision for a united and prosperous Africa. The study adopted a theoretical review by using literatures in line with the topic under consideration for careful analysis. It was found out that despite huge prospects for development in Africa using this agenda, some challenges which include the unavailability or lack of adequate investment in the human, natural, and financial capacity needed to achieve these future projections hamper the goals of Agenda 2063. To avoid these challenges that plagued previous plans for Africa, this study makes a case for the full integration of STEM education in the African education system especially in this era driven by technological innovations. This paper recommends an overhaul of the African education curriculum before this integration, so that African students can design solutions for real-life African problems.