18 June 2017

Tanzania: Strong Foundation in Science Encouraged Among Students

Parents have been urged to encourage their children to study science subjects from lower levels of education so that they can have a strong foundation of the subjects in secondary education level.

Assistant Lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM), Ms Aneth David, made the appeal in Dar es Salaam yesterday, saying parents can play a great role in shaping their children's future.

The UDSM Biotechnology don who also doubles as Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Ambassador, was speaking during the first ever Africa Science Week organised by NEF at Al Muntazir Primary School in the city.

According to Ms David, the main goal of Africa Science Week was to develop tomorrow's scientists and technologists by engaging children and young people in scientific activities. "Africa Science Week is being held in Tanzania for the time.

NEF will expand the reach of its Africa Science Week to 30 countries in 2018 and all 54 countries on the continent by 2020," said the NEF Ambassador.

She said the Africa Science Week will engage students in activities involving learning of Chemistry, Technology and Engineering using interactive science kits, pointing out that students will participate in physical activities and science projects competition.

"The event will enhance research networks and communities of scientists across Africa and we hope that the next editions will witness technology to facilitate coordinated regional activities," she observed.

The UDSM lecturer noted that the annual event will provide Tanzanian youth with the best opportunity to learn more about what science can achieve and how it changes life.

"African Science Week is the only platform bringing together actors passionate about science and technology.

I am proud to be part of this first edition," she said. Ms David further urged the government to heavily invest in infrastructure that will facilitate science subjects at schools.


Pay Dividends or Face the Music

... President Magufuli tells 91 public institutions through the Treasury Registrar Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2017 Tanzania Daily News. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 800 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.