The Results Are Out!

July 3rd, 2014 | by MuslimScience
The Results Are Out!

An analysis of the primary STEM education scenario in the Muslim world

by the Editors of

Education is a prime time issue all over the world now. The Muslim world produces a small amount of scientific output. Looking at the statistics, forty-one predominantly Muslim countries with about 20 percent of the world’s total population, generate less than 5 percent of scientific harvest. The situation doesn’t begin all this bad, an analysis of the primary stages actually reveal, that many children study science eagerly. However, due to a lack of motivation in pursuing STEM careers, the interests eventually fizzle out and the children do not make it to the higher levels, in order to pursue science seriously.

This month, embarked on a journey, to evaluate the status of primary science education in the Muslim world. We brought together basic science and math scores, as well as a stimulating comparison of several indicators, that paint a vivid picture of the primary science education scenario, in the Muslim world, as illustrated in the following infographic:

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  1. SESRIC reports
  2. TIMSS reports
  3. UNESCO reports
  5. WOLD bank education statistics
  6. PISA (program for international student assessment) report of OECD
  7. Arab knowledge report 2010-2011
  8. The Mckinsey Quarterly- improving education in the Gulf




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