Fareedah and other honourees from other countries are expected to attend a summer programme in the United States or Hong Kong.
According to the World Bank, about 5,500 girls in Tanzania drop out of school every year due to pregnancy.
For many African teenagers, the realities in their immediate societies constantly give them reasons to doubt that education will secure their futures. So they focus on escaping to Europe.
The use of local languages should be explored by the government across Nigeria, and Africa, as it will bridge the learning gap, by helping (underserved) students to better understand tasking subjects, such as Mathematics.
Gender norms, stereotypes, biases, and sexual harassment have emerged as key drivers of low representation of women in the male-dominated STEM field. It is high-time this vicious cycle is disrupted.
About 20% of children in Sub-Saharan Africa will still be excluded from schooling in 2030, as per current estimates. But, besides working to expand access to education, it will be vital, going forward, for policymakers to contextualize, simplify, and democratize school curricula and teaching methods.
The needs of the African student and the challenges of the continent will have to be the drivers of curriculum development.
The conversation hold by 2 pm (WAT) on the 10th of April 2021.