Seven ways to improve Africa’s STEM education

There are over a billion people in Africa, yet there are only 2,000 colleges and universities. [1] In Sub-Saharan Africa 70 per cent of the population is under the age of 30, but only seven per cent of Africans enrol in tertiary education. [2, 3]

Tertiary education is essential. However, the continent faces a number of challenges that must be addressed if it is to truly educate — and empower — the next generation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) leaders.

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