Key Challenges for SSA

The challenges include

  •  lack of support and coordination to promote S&T education;
  • low academic and governance standards for the recruitment of faculty and rigorous selection of qualified students;
  • inadequate infrastructure, both physical infrastructure and lab equipment;
  • insufficient funding for S&T education as regards infrastructure and lab equipment, and for scholarships for qualified S&T students who come mostly from poor families; and
  • lack of coordination and effective partnership between academia, the public and the private sectors.