A Lagos-based Tech group, CVHUB4AFRICA says it has trained no fewer than 4,500 children and youths in coding, robotics and programming languages in the past five years.
Africa is no exception. Despite the continent lagging behind its global peers in STEM education, there is a growing recognition of the importance of STEM for Africa’s economic development and prosperity. In recent years, there has been a surge in initiatives to promote STEM education across Africa.
The STEM laboratory is the pilot phase of an ongoing partnership between the Lagos State Government and GetBundi that would see the deployment of GetBundi’s education technology platform across schools in the state.
Participants at the STEM programme will be taught physical computing as part of their STEM curriculum for 16 weeks. Classes hold on Saturdays between 11am and 2pm.
Ikpolo, 16 years old SS2 student, in an interview with newsmen shortly after the competition in Port Harcourt, said he hoped to study Data Sciences in higher education.
The initiative, which is being implemented in collaboration with multinational technology company, Cisco, will see Interswitch donate IT equipment including routers and switches to the Cisco Networking Academies in these institutions. The donations are expected to support the students of the Cisco Networking Academies as they explore their passion in the field of STEM and learn to develop solutions to everyday problems faced by Africans.
After successfully scaling through multiple rigorous stages in the competition, Dokun was awarded the grand prize of N7.5 million in scholarships, among other prizes.
In order to “incentivize” the students, the organizers of the competition – Interswitch, Africa’s leading payment company, disclosed that out N12.5 million, plus other prizes, for the top three winners, the second-place winner will receive N4 million in scholarship spread over three years, a monthly stipend, and a laptop while the third-place winner gets N1 million spread over one year, a monthly stipend, and a laptop.
Adejugbe-Williams made the call Friday in Abuja at a news conference on “Strengthening Education in Special Schools“.
Unlike previous waves of industrial change, competing in the digital age doesn’t require deep scientific expertise or massive capital investment.
InterswitchSPAK was designed to encourage students’ interest in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, and to facilitate the use of innovative solutions to solve Africa’s challenges.
Funmilola Ojelade, the President of the Association of Professional Women Engineers in Nigeria (APWEN) gave the hint at the presentation of the cheque to the beneficiaries on Saturday in Abuja.
InterswitchSPAK is an annual Pan-African competition aimed at re-igniting and incentivizing the study of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) subjects among secondary school students.
According to a release by the Okebukola Science Foundation, its Executive Chairman, Peter Okebukola, would mark his 70th birthday on February 17, 2021 with the official launch of the free mobile CTCA app for use by STEM teachers and students all over the world for improving students’ performance in science.
Interswitch Group, a leading Nigerian Pan-African digital payment and commerce Solutions Company, is once again set to reward excellence in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics among secondary school students in the second edition of the InterswitchSPAK National Science competition.
The participating students and teachers were from 29 public and private schools across Lagos, Ogun, and Edo States as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
Governor-General of Canada, Julie Payette, urged Nigerian students to develop interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
The training was held at the Cedar STEM and Entrepreneurship Hub and American Corner at Co-Creation Hub, both in Yaba, Lagos on Monday and Tuesday respectively.
What is the level of acceptance of STEM education in Africa? How has your programme impacted on women in the continent? Has enough been done by your organization to improve the situation on the ground in Africa?
Speaking at the event, the Chairman of the Lagos State chapter of the NIPR, Olusegun McMedal, said the consistency of Promasidor’s Cowbellpedia Mathematics Quiz initiative is commendable