Or may be I should say STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education. I have blogged on this before so I noted two items emphasising the same concern in the UK and the US although the situation in Guyana is very different of course.
There was this article entitled "How should we save science education?" in on the New Scientist blog created for this very subject.
This had links to the UK Government STEM web site.
Then there was an article about President Obama launching a "massive science eduaction effort":
"This new effort, called Educate to Innovate, is "…designed to energize and excite America’s students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.""
Elements of this plan include partnering with the private sector and an annual science fair at the White House.
The US and UK feel the urgent need for such a program. Our need is even more urgent!