Over the past decades, economic corruption in Africa has led to the decline of government structures and resources for science education. Furthermore, we can argue that science education is based on curricula isolated from African societal problems. Such education is inapt to African society. Sadly, this is also encouraged by rote learning that does not engage science in everyday practice and culture.
As Africans, we have not realized the full potential of using science to improve the daily existence of African people. We need to identify the need to promote, develop and sustain a favourable problem-solving science culture if we are to narrow development gaps. If we fail to do so, Africa will continue to be just a marketplace for cheap labour, raw materials and imported goods. We will also continue to rely on foreign technology and aid on imposed terms.
Today we feature Hephzi Angela Naa Ameley Tagoe, co-founder of GhScientific – Ghana’s Science community connecting scientists and focusing on science communication and public engagement with science whiles contributing to improving and supplementing theoretical curricula with practical science.