REFORMS IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND MATHEMATICS (STEM) EDUCATION: A DIAGNOSTIC APPROACH
Change is said to be a difficult thing to do. Not because it is difficult in itself but because the adaptability nature of man has made him to be comfortable most times with status quo regardless of the state of current practices. Reforms in science, technology and mathematics education is an inevitable thing to do owing to the fact that science is dynamic. In this article, the writer x-rayed some past educational reforms; with a view of finding out their setbacks, failures and major challenges associated with the reforms, which were detrimental to the achievement of the objectives underlining the reforms. Finally, constant appraisal of reform which must not be affected by a change in government, minimum budgetary allocation for education by UNESCO should be adopted to meet funding requirements and qualified/quality teachers were among others recommended for meaningful educational reform and the attainment of educational goals and objectives.
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