I NOTE with pleasure that more public schools are moving to embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs in their curriculums.
I hope that the study of mathematics will play a significant role in these programs, as mathematics still remains the key in all scientific activities and achievements.
Next year will be the 56th year of the SA School Mathematics Competition. This contest, generously sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, attracts over 2000 entrants each year, mainly from the independent and Catholic school systems.
It offers both students and teachers the opportunity to be involved in an activity that attracts many thousands of students throughout the world.
It is hoped that the STEM schools will seek to enrich their programs by ensuring that their students and teachers are given the opportunity to meet the challenges that the SMC offers.
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