Of late there has been an increase in the emphasis on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) learning at the school level. Traditionally these subjects, as a group, were not considered to be mainstream subjects. Teaching and learning of STEM were confined largely to high school students. The surge in the push for STEM learning at the school level can be attributed to the rise in the global demand for STEM jobs and careers. According to a report published by CNN, the demand for STEM jobs worldwide is 1.7 times higher than for non-STEM jobs, and there are not enough candidates to fill these new jobs.
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