Prof. Anamuah-Mensah proposes to consider double intake of BECE candidates in Ghana

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, AIMS Ghana member of Board of Trustees and current Acting Academic Director, is advocating the adoption of a multi-track educational system in the country to enable the Ghana Education Service (GES) to absorb the huge numbers of the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates who sit for the examination annually. “It will maximise the use of available resources …

The AfDB and AIMS to explore partnerships for scaling up investments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) signed a Letter of Intent with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences aimed at finding opportunities for potential partnership between the two institutions. The organizations will specifically explore ways of strengthening education and research in the mathematical sciences across Africa. The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences said the letter signifies …

Scientists decry low number of girls taking science courses

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

Scientists have called on education stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to rally young girls to pursue science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses (STEM), at higher learning institutions. The call was made yesterday as Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate Mathematics Day. It is the first time the day was marked in Rwanda. Dubbed Pi-Day (π Day), the …

How Stephen Hawking left a legacy in South Africa during his 2008 visit

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

The world is in mourning for Stephen Hawking. The physicist, who made science downright cool, left a legacy that deserves to be celebrated endlessly. In fact, he’s even had a huge impact here in South Africa. The professor visited Mzansi in 2008. He enjoyed a whirlwind tour, stopping off in Cape Town and Johannesburg for a series of scientific projects. But …

The lasting legacy Stephen Hawking left in SA

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

CAPE TOWN – Stephen Hawking will be remembered as the “Master of the Universe” but some might be surprised to know that the physicist left a lasting legacy in South Africa. The famed professor visited SA in 2008, while he was conducting a number of projects, the South African reported. Hawking’s visit to the country was to promote “The Next …

Slippery slope halted in Khulani

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

Khulani Secondary School in Langa is one that has seen their mathematic results regress in consecutive years. But they now have a secret weapon up their sleeves. You see, the school’s grade 10 to 12 students are now getting Saturday lesson classes from Masters and PHD students from all over Africa. The classes are held courtesy of a partnership between …

Gender equity for Africa’s scientists

whistler Media Review Leave a Comment

A girl in Ethiopia could grow up to engineer a new method for improving agricultural yields, if only she could meet the right mentor. A young woman in Malawi has ideas for new cancer treatments, but will never apply them if she is pushed out of school. And a girl in Rwanda has all the skills to create a mathematical …

MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program Educating Next-Generation Rwandan Scientists

whistler Media Review, Newsroom Leave a Comment

Dative Tuyisenge has been passionate about sciences, especially mathematics, since her childhood in primary school. But, like many young Rwandans, Tuyisenge, grew up struggling to pay for school fees for her education, which was threatening her dream to become one of acclaimed female scientists both on Rwanda and elsewhere. However, her hope was revived, and her acadenic dream kept alive …

Africa needs to lead on the ‘quantum revolution’

whistler Media Review, Newsroom Leave a Comment

Thierry Zomahoun is the president and chief executive officer of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), and founder and chairman of the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), which helps foster collaboration among young African scientists. In an effort to raise Africa’s profile in how science and mathematics can address development challenges, Zomahoun is promoting NEF’s scientific programme as a platform to connect …

Mathematics and its Applications Workshop organised by AIMS Ghana

whistler Media Review, Newsroom Leave a Comment

African Mathematicians have been urged to seek constant engagement with industry and define common relationship with the problems of the Continent. In this vain, they could effectively use mathematics to solve problems peculiar to the African environment as most of the problems were said to be inherently Mathematical in structure and dynamics. Professor Louis Aime Fono, a Visiting Researcher from …