Firstly, science and mathematics are essential to most subjects. In other words, No matter which subject you want to learn, economics, finance or mechanics, you must have sufficient science and mathematics knowledge to understand it. For example, if person after studying science in secondary school, it is still possible to change lanes towards law at university, but if one only does the art subjects in school, one has no possibility of becoming an engineer later.
My second reason is, studying science contributes abundantly to the human life. What Im trying to say is, without science or mathematics, there wont be any technology, which we will still be in our prehistoric days without it. Electricity is a typical example. How will we survive if the magical power vanished? Not only its used for lighting but to make most machines work. We need electricity like we need air to breathe.
Although Shakespeare or Charles Dickenss work are all very fascinating, but so are Newtons laws of gravity and movement. And actually, without the creation of paper or pen, which is science, William Shakespeare wouldnt exist. In conclusion, it is clear that the importance of science and mathematics have to be learnt is much more than studying history and literature. Science and mathematics should be the two most necessary and impotent subjects in our modern life.