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 …

Solving the funding conundrum: A state-university partnership may be the fix that’s needed

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In answering the question of how to establish a balance between the developmental agenda and educational objectives, Barry Green of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), suggested a more robust engagement was needed with political leaders. “We need to be upfront with them, really engage and show what we can do and how we can make that change. And …

Next Einstein Forum on the search for 54 of Africa’s top young science and technology ambassadors

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If you’re a young African with with a passion for community engagement and a strong track record in the science and technology spaces, then this might pique your interest. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) has launched the search for fifty-four of Africa’s top young science and technology ambassadors, one from each African country. Click here to view the full article

UChicago and African Institute for Mathematical Sciences announce new partnership to educate and train talented African students

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The University of Chicago and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences announced a new partnership to educate and train talented African students at AIMS centers across Africa. Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of AIMS and Eric D. Isaacs, Provost of the University of Chicago and Professor of Physics made the announcement at the AIMS South Africa Center. The new agreement …

AU, AIMS partner to strengthen Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

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The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The AUC and AIMS Sign Agreement to Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) In Africa

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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speaking at the signing …

AIMS Ghana graduates mathematical science students

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The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences Ghana has held its 3rd graduation ceremony to award 40 students with master’s degrees in Mathematical Science in Cape Coast. The graduates made up of 12 females and 28 males, eight of whom received Professor Allotey Meritorious award were drawn from 16 African countries. Prof Francis Kofi Ampenyi Alottey, President of AIMS-Ghana stated that …

Investment to boost African scientist numbers

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Mastercard Foundation on Thursday announced a $25m investment in the Muizenberg-based African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (Aims), a development that is expected to support 500 masters students and train 3,000 secondary-school teachers over the next six years. “Maths underpins every aspect of the modern economy,” said AIMS CEO Thierry Zomahoun, arguing that Africa needed greater investments in maths and science education …

Girls Who Love Math and Science Just Got $25 Million Worth of Good News

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Mastercard Foundation announced a major investment that aims to support young African women interested in STEM-related careers. Growing up, Armanda Kouassi’s math and science grades were so high that it seemed a natural fit for her to pursue the science, technology, engineering, or mathematics route. But none of her female classmates was headed down that path.“Science and technology was branded …

Panel to explore reasons to invest in African education

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On 4 June 2015, alongside the World Economic Forum in Africa in Cape Town, a panel will explore how investments in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education will drive Africa’s development forward and why the lack of such investment is perilous to the continent’s future. The speakers are Naledi Pandor, Minister of Science and Technology, South Africa; Thierry Zomahoun, …