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African Women are encouraged to pursue Science, Engineering and Mathematics subjects and courses in order to have more female scientists and academics in boosting the African economic sector.

That has been said by the Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology, Former Vice President Dr. Mohammed Gharib Bilal on August 18, 2022 in Arusha, during the 8th Graduation Ceremony to award Master's and Doctorate degrees to 131 graduates of the Institution.

Dr. Bilal explained that, despite the Government putting more efforts for women to study Science, Mathematics and Engineering subjects, the response is still not very high. Dr Bilal emphasized that women should not be afraid to study these subjects to increase the number of scholars in those sectors.

He further clarified that the country's economy is growing rapidly, its about time for girls and women to opt for Science related subjects, this can be facilitated by having various methods to motivate girls to take science subjects

The Vice Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology (NM-IST), Professor Emmanuel Luoga urged the graduates to be the catalyst for change and development by working on all that they have learned.

On his part, the Chairman of the Institution Council, Professor Joseph Buchweishaija said that the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology has produced various researchers and innovators who have been at the forefront of providing policy and practical solutions through the various works they do. This should always be the Focus of the graduates.

On the 8th graduation, a total of 131 graduates have been awarded Master's and Doctorate Degrees, whereas 103 Master's Degrees and 28 Doctorate Degrees (28).

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