Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects are “powerful forces for progress in global society”, underpinning “most of modern life”. This is the philosophy behind AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, a network of centres of excellence that promotes STEM at the school and university levels, building indigenous capacity in these crucial subjects. A truly pan-African organisation, AIMS has centres in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon, and Tanzania, and many of its graduates go on to teach in universities from Zambia to Sudan. Thierry Zomahoun, President and CEO of the AIMS Global Secretariat, talked to the eLearning Africa News Service about the Institute’s work and goals.
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