Promoting STEM Education in Zambia for Job Creation and Value Addition.
Mandate of National Science Centre

Directorate of National Science Centre (DNSC) is mandated with the responsibility of promoting and upgrading the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. The Directorate engages in various activities that include; research, in-service training of STEM teachers & teacher educators, co-ordination of STEM subject associations, designing & installing Laboratories, provision of library services, production of supplementary reading materials as well as low cost teaching & learning aids. ...Read More...

Promoting & Upgrading the Teaching and Learning of STEM Subjects

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.It is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics — in coherence instead of in isolation. STEM education provides opportunities for students to be able to solve problems, to be innovators, inventors, self-confident, logical thinkers, and technologically literate citizens.It gives a skill set that governs the way we think and behave. Merging science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, STEM education helps us to solve the challenges the world faces today


The 21st century job market requires a new set of skills, and there is more emphasis on STEM skills. Industrialisation and economic diversification require knowledge of Mathematics and Science.STEM fosters creativity and critical thinking in young people to enable them work in a competitive world and bring about sustaianable development and improve national competitiveness in the global economy. Therefore, STEM education aims at giving students skills that make them more employable and ready to meet the current demands in a knowledge-based society.


Science encompasses the systematic study of the physical and natural environments through observations and experiments to understand the world in which we live. Science explains the existence, relationships and interaction of nature. Through scientific investigations we are able to understand, appreciate and manipulate nature to benefit the current generation without forgetting the future generation.


It is one of the pillars of world development. Every country needs technology to solve challenging problems of the 21st Century, therefore learners should learn the technology in order for them to be inventors and innovators of solutions faced by people in the world sad in the industry. In the STEM perspective the learners will use a variety of technological innovations to solve real life problems, to solve such there is need to invest more in technology.


Engineering is important. Engineers use models provided by science combined with innovative thinking to solve problems and create new designs that benefit humanity. It is “Science” to describe electromagnetic radiation, but it is “Engineering” to build a radio or TV. It sets you up for professional success. You acquire logical thinking and critical analysis skills. Decision-making skills are improved. You become more objective and less emotional when it comes to work.


Mathematics expresses itself everywhere in almost every fact of life in nature all around us and in the technologies in our hands. Mathematics is the language of science and engineering-describing our understanding of all that we observe. In our daily life, mathematics has a central role as we live in a world of measurements.Mathematics helps to develop positive attitudes such as open mindedness, reasoning and teaches logic and problem solving.

Way of Living at National Science Centre

Provincial STEM Teacher Educators and Practitioners’ Training
North-Western Province
Western Province

Let's Seat and Sit the Zambian Pupil Program Launch by Hon. Douglas Siakalima

Production of Desks

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