Massifying Stem Education in Africa
journal contributionposted on 2021-11-25, 10:38 authored by Dr. Kehdinga George Fomunyam
The world is on the brink of a technological revolution, which will change the way of life as we know it. This study identifies science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, as a valid response from the educational sector to these global changes. There are a plethora of comparative indicators, which illustrates how Africa lags behind other continents of the world, in scientific productivity and knowledge systems. This study proposes the massification of STEM education as a countermeasure, to enable Africa meet up with the global competition, and prepare for the future. Massifying STEM education in Africa involves creating access via several strategies, resulting in the increase of student enrollment in STEM fields. This paper concludes that massifying STEM education boarders on creating access, ensuring quality and relevance of STEM education across Africa. Recommendations made include the active involvement of all stakeholders in promoting STEM fields, and the availability of STEM education across all age groups, and gender in Africa.