Teachers say major change needed to stop students drifting away from STEM subjects


In an era where children and teenagers are using technology at unprecedented levels, why are they no longer keen to study the subjects that underpin it?

It is a question that has baffled education authorities, with high school enrolments in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) slumping to a two-decade low.

WASM’s Dr Guang Xunow spends time in primary school class rooms helping teachers excite the students with practical scientific projects.

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