Rotary continues work to improve science education in Senegal

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Jean Smith discusses acid-base titrations with Senegalese teachers.
Jean Smith discusses acid-base titrations with Senegalese teachers.

By David Smith
Special to The SUN

This week, our Rotary team shifted from teaching science to sixth-grade students to teaching high school science teachers how to use practical demonstrations in their biology, chemistry and physics classes.

This effort supports a new directive from the Senegalese Department of Education to include more laboratory experience and demonstrations in the high school science classes. Senegal has set a goal to have 80 percent of its high school students enrolled in science classes by 2025.

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