For the fourth industrial revolution to be considered in terms of an “opportunity” for Africa will be down to how fast Africans can redesign their education systems, adopt to new technologies and whether they can afford them. Otherwise the continent will remain on the consumption, not production end. This is not be an impossible task. Already we are seeing increased attention in STEM education in Africa: there is more investment – for example last year Mastercard Foundation announced a $25 million commitment to the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences.
By: Mail & Guardian, Samantha Spooner
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