Maths and science project aims high

13 July 2010 | Story by Newsroom

students attendingTalented group: Students Prosper Ngabonziza (Rwanda), Omowunmi Falola (Nigeria), Guy Ngongang Ndjawa (Cameroon), Prof Daya Reddy, Holifidy Rapanoel (Madagascar) Ludovic Tangpi Ndounkeu (Cameroon) were among a group that graduated from AIMS recently.

UCT was well-represented when 53 students from 17 African countries recently graduated with postgraduate diplomas in mathematical sciences from the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS).

About a third of the students were registered at UCT, and vice-chancellor, Dr Max Price, was among academics that conferred the diplomas on their respective students. The Muizenberg-based AIMS was established in 2003 as a partnership between UCT and five other local and foreign institutions - Stellenbosch University and the University of the Western Cape locally; as well as Cambridge and Oxford universities in the UK, and Paris Sud XI in France.

The intentions are to promote mathematics and science in Africa; recruit and train talented students and teachers; and build capacity for African initiatives in education, research and technology.

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