Bridging the gap: Females in Basic Sciences

Increasing the participation of females in the sciences is a major issue in Uganda. Question is why do girls in schools shun sciences? A project titled, ‘Gender Equality Issues in Basic Sciences’ supported by the International Science Programme (ISP) is working to mentor, strengthen, and support the success and retention of women in basic sciences.

The project held its second workshop on the 25th October 2016 to discuss with female students who study sciences at Makerere University on how best to enhance the participation of women in sciences in Uganda.