Why study chemistry?
Kenya’s mineral profile is steadily increasing and hence there is a demand for chemists in the mining industry. Career opportunities also exist in the fine chemical, pharmaceutical, food and catalytic converter industries. Further careers in chemistry are teaching and research. In line with vision 2030, the economic pillar, depends on creation of industries so that Kenya can transform itself into a middle income earning nation. Chemistry plays a key role with its numerous chemical industries and Kenya has a great potential in the chemical industry. The recent discovery of oil and coal will be raw material for the petrochemical industry which so far is the largest chemical industry in the world.
The study of chemistry involves investigation, observation, measurement, critical thinking, problem solving and scientific reasoning. Practical laboratory work and theoretical studies form essential parts of chemistry programmes.Chemistry, being a central science, is studied together with other science subjects.