It is observed that in many countries not enough students are choosing to study science subject.
What are the causes and effects on society?
It has been seen that students in many nations are not opting to study science subjects. The main cause of this phenomenon is that students find these subjects quite difficult and this trend will lead to fewer scientists in many nations in the future.
Undoubtedly, science subjects, like Physics, Chemistry and Maths are very difficult to understand. This is because students have to remember theorems, laws, equations and formulas. Therefore, extra efforts are required to learn and understand concepts in the science stream. Due to this reason, many students opt to study easier subjects, such as political science, history, and so on. For example, I opted to study in the science stream in high school, and many classmates during school left the study because they were not able to understand concepts of Physics, Chemistry and Maths.
Less enrolment of students in the science field will lead to a handful of research workers in the country. As a result, there will be lesser scientific breakthroughs. This will have a negative effect on the society because no research will be carried out to find cures of diseases and solutions to existing problems in the country. To illustrate, a recent study by Cambridge University found that countries where fewer students choose to study in the science stream, those nations face many issues related to scientific solutions.
In conclusion, students are not opting to study Physics, Chemistry and Maths in numerous countries because these subjects are very difficult to understand and this will result in very fewer scientists in the nation.