TAKE UP A-LEVEL SCIENCES
Young people should be prepared to think deeply and to think well so that they have the chance to become the innovators, educators, researchers, and leaders who can solve the most pressing challenges facing our nation and our world, both today and tomorrow. But, right now, not enough of our youth have access to quality STEM learning opportunities and too few students see these disciplines as springboards for their careers.
Zimbabwe enjoys a leading position in literacy in Africa. This is a testament to our effect education system in primary and secondary education. However, too few of our youth are taking up science subjects at an advanced level. Consequently, the drawing people for universities offering STEM courses such as engineering and computing has grown progressively smaller over the years.
The website is a key resource offering information on the opportunities presented by STEM.
STEM is an acronym for the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Apart from these being intertwined in their practical application, STEM skills are increasingly necessary to engage in knowledge based economy. There is solid evidence that the fastest growing and highest earning jobs in future will be in STEM fields, and employees and employers will need to utilise STEM skills in problem-solving in a wide range of industries, to address issues of unemployment, empower the young, promote innovation and industrialisation of the economy.