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Sciences Finds a Home in Rwanda

Feb 20, 2016

The government has now signed a partnership agreement with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI). The South Africa-headquartered institute’s mission is to nurture bright students to shine as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of boosting Africa’s scientific and economic future.

In recent years, Rwanda has promoted science and technology as enablers of economic development. However, this goal requires enormous efforts to ensure high-quality education for sciences and their effective application to solve problems in various fields.

AIMS Centre in Kigali, Rwanda on the Orientation Day – August 2016

AIMS Rwanda

As result of gaps such as poor curriculum and infrastructure, some talented youths go abroad for studies at world-class institutions and remain there yet the country needs specialists and experts in many sectors of the economy.

‘We need to promote mathematics as a basis of science teaching since promotion of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is very important’, said Dr Marie-Christine Gasingirwa, the director-general for science, technology and research at the Ministry of Education.

The government has now signed a partnership agreement with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences – Next Einstein Initiative (AIMS-NEI), which may reverse the trend. The South Africa-headquartered institute’s mission is to nurture bright students to shine as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of boosting Africa’s scientific and economic future.

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