It is observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subjects. What are causes? And wat will be effects on society?

The number of
students
enrolling to
study
a
science
course
has been at the trough in some
countries
. Factors responsible for these continuous trends and their societal implications will be discussed in
this
essay.
To begin
with, poor orientation to the sciences is a major reason why
students
don't want to
study
them.
For example
in Nigeria, there is a common myth that says only intelligent
students
who are excellent in maths can do well in a
science
subject . Wrong information like
this
will only instil fear in the mind of
students
interested in the discipline and
this
has led to many
students
avoiding the
course
. Another significant factor contributing to
this
situation is insufficient employment opportunities for
science
students
in
such
countries
.
For instance
,in a situation where graduates of
science
subjects are the most unemployed in the community , young people will prefer to
study
a more lucrative
course
. The subsequent consequences of not studying the sciences are innumerable .
Firstly
, there will be a delay in
science
and technological advancement. There will be no development in the country and it will result in depending on other nations' scientific development.
Secondly
, the community will remain a burden to developed nations to supply its technological requirements.
For instance
, Nigeria being a developing nation depends on other developed
countries
such
as Japan and China to meet its technological needs making it a burden to developed
countries
.
This
involves spending a lot of money on importing technological devices from developed
countries
to optimize the quality of life for its citizens. In conclusion , inappropriate orientation to the sciences and absence or reduced job privileges are some of the reasons why
students
refuse to
study
a
science
-related
course
while the societal implications are delayed development in
science
and technology as well as being a burden to developed nations to meet their
science
and technological needs.
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