Review to bring students back to STEM

Schools, universities and the ATAR system are driving students away from vital science, maths and technology subjects, according to chief scientist Alan Finkel, who has strongly defended the importance of STEM in a report to the country’s education ministers.

Dr Finkel has urged a review of the university entrance system, the reintroduction of maths as a prerequisite for relevant university courses and the tracking of students’ performance from cradle to grave using a controversial ID system.

Read the full article from the Canberra Times – 21 April 2018 here.