What is STEM?
I am sure by now you must have heard a thing or two about STEM. However, if you haven’t, then you are reading the right article.
STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The regular system of education treats these components individually. STEM on the other hand, includes one in the other and all of them. It is really heavy on mathematics and engineering and can be taught in primary, secondary, A Levels and University programmes.
According to the US department of Commerce, it is speculated that STEM certified individuals get 24% more employed than those who are not STEM certified. As a result, those without some sort of STEM education will be disadvantaged. Have you wondered why the Asian community is heavy on development and innovation? This is because of STEM. Most Asian kids show more interest in STEM education and as such participate more in it. African kids, on the other hand, have the least recorded participation in STEM education. Now you see the difference in development right? Let us proceed to its importance.
Why is STEM Important?
Technology is the future. No, I got that all wrong. Technology is the present. So if you are not into STEM, well, perhaps you might just be in the past.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics drives innovation and manufacturing and industrialization. Without it, an economy might suffer human resources deficiency. Countries like Germany and America noticed the deficiency in skilled individuals. As a result, they did not only open their borders to immigrants, they also integrated technology in their school system. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics improves skills such as
- Problem Solving
- Critical Analysis
- Independent thinking
- Digital Literacy
Cambridge College Integration with Technology
We at Cambridge College being one of the top sixth 6th form colleges in Lagos, Nigeria have deemed fit to incorporate STEM education into our curriculum. This is because, we understand that our students need to face the world and have a advantage over their peers. Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics programme starts from the IGCSE. It is also included in our Cambridge A Levels programme.
Students who enroll will learn:-
- 21st century office computer skills such as Microsoft office suites
- Engineering computational analysis and robotics (embedded system) etc.
Don’t believe it? Come and see for yourself.
The results of our past students speak volumes, and we are sure proud of them as they raise our banner from all over the world.
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