Making the future of African STEM female

Faridat Bakare, 12, a student enrolled in a special STEM programme for children from poor families at the Knosk Secondary School, for which she pays 100 naira ($ 0.25) per day, attend a computer class alongside other students in the area of Kuje, in Abuja, Nigeria February 18, 2022. Picture taken February 18, 2022. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Education experts Adefunke Ekine and Ayotola Aremu discuss the systemic biases African girls face that discourage them from pursuing an education in STEM and share strategies for increasing female enrollment in those topics, including embedding STEM in games, and exposing young girls to female role models, mentors, and teachers.

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