African nations urged to invest much more in mathematical study

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African nations have been urged to invest heavily in schools so that they can be able to produce large number of mathematicians and scientists to spur the continent’s socio-economic development.

“The current situation is appalling as large number of students in our schools across the region is running away from studying mathematics,” said Musabi Chacha, Tanzania’s Assistant Director in the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. “It’s high time for our government to allocate enough resources in this area,” he said when addressing graduates of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) and mathematics’ gurus from Africa.

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