SENEGAL-EDUCATION-COMPETITION / 32 girls awarded prizes in the 13th edition of the Miss Mathematics and Miss Science competitions – Senegalese Press Agency

Dakar, June 24 (APS) – Thirty-two girls from several inspections of academies in the country were awarded prizes, Monday, in Dakar, during the official prize-giving ceremony of the 13th edition of the Miss Mathematics and National Competition. Miss science.

This year, there are 32 young girls awarded prizes, from different academies in the country, including the two winners, Khady Séne, student at Keur Badiane Mai, in the Diourbel academy, and Ramatoulaye Kane, student at the scientific high school of excellence in Diourbel (LSED).

Coming to chair the awards ceremony, the Minister of National Education, Moustapha Mamba Guirassy was delighted with this initiative before congratulating the winning girls and the two winners of the Miss Mathematics and Miss Science prizes.

“These winners deserve the honors of the entire Senegalese nation because they distinguished themselves at the end of a very selective competition,” declared the minister.

Mr. Guirassy stressed that the State of Senegal, through its President of the Republic Bassirou Diomaye Faye, gives “a central place” to advanced training for youth, especially in mathematics, science, technology, digital and in entrepreneurship.

Training in these areas will provide qualified human resources to meet the challenges linked to economic sovereignty, according to him.

“The promotion of mathematics and science, especially among girls, is therefore, so to speak, one of the paths to economic growth, a guarantee of political and social sovereignty,” explained the minister.

He is committed to “consolidating and accentuating all development initiatives in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in order to contribute to the continent’s commitments in this area which are expressed through the 2024 strategy for science, technology and mathematics. ‘innovation”.

The theme of this 2024 edition is “Promotion of girls in scientific sectors and series for a sovereign and resilient Senegal in the face of climate change”.

The godmother of the promotion, General Fatou Fall, doctor and director of the main hospital in Dakar, for her part estimated that “science, technology and innovation are the main drivers of economic change, social transformation and of environmental sustainability”.

She encouraged “more girls to get involved in these fields” to contribute “not only to their personal development but also to the future development of our society”.

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