The quality of tertiary education is impeded by poor learning outcomes in primary and secondary education, particularly in mathematics and science. Poor education quality, especially at the primary and secondary levels, is a significant obstacle to higher education access and outcomes. Poor teaching competencies, particularly, in mathematics and science are a barrier to the production of high-quality graduates and faculty in the field. This is despite the fact that there are currently 150 million primary school students and 52 million secondary education students in SSA. There is an inadequate capacity in producing innovative and effective teachers, school leaders, and administrators, with an added challenge of outdated teaching methodology and curricula.
ACEs in this cluster are addressing the issue of Quality of Education – including innovations in STEM teaching/learning/curriculum development, assessment and management tools, e-learning and education tools, and creative design thinking.
The selected ACE in education in Rwanda aims to improve the quality of mathematics and science education through facilitating the delivery of innovative pedagogical approaches, supporting the development and implementation of curriculum reforms, supporting research in mathematics and science education to alleviate learning barriers in these subjects and promote STEM education, and outreach programs targeting all education levels in the region.
Selected ACE in Education
University of Rwanda-College of Education, Rwanda
ACE for Innovative Teaching & Learning Mathematics and Science
The African Center of Excellence for Innovative Teaching and Learning Mathematics and Science (ACEITLMS) based at the University of Rwanda-College of Education (UR-CE) is pleased to invite applications from interested and qualified candidates for admission in the PhD (by Research) program in Mathematics and Science Education. ACEITLMS will offer financial assistance to selected Rwandan and African citizens. The last date of application is July 10, 2017. Read More
The Africa Centre of Excellence in the Internet of Things is out to attract PhD candidates in what is a new concept in the field of computing which has the potential to boost Africa’s development through innovation. Full Story
The African Center of Excellence in Internet of Things (ACE IoT) based at the University of Rwanda recently concluded a one-week workshop that finalised the curriculum that will be used to deliver academic programs at the newly established Center. ACEIoT aims to educate and train African researchers in the field of IoT who will develop and deploy innovative IoT-enabled services. Read More