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Africa Needs More Women Computer Scientists: How To Make It Happen

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Credit: African Women's Development Fund

In Africa, a continent grappling with many social ills, it's critical that universities produce more computer science graduates. It's also a career that equips students with crucial skills.

Computer science graduates are problem solvers and logical thinkers who can apply their technical expertise in a range of ways — including to socioeconomic problems. But there's a problem: computer science is an especially male-dominated university course all over the world.

A 2015 report found that although 41 percent of students at a sample of Kenyan universities were women, just 17 percent of them were pursuing degrees in science and technology subjects.

I have some ideas about how to throw open more doors for women computer scientists. 

From The Huffington Post
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