DreamOval Foundation and Ministry of Education sign MoU
The DreamOval Foundation and the Ministry of Education signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the start of teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) under the Ghana Science and Tech Explorer Prize (GSTEP) program.
The MOU was endorsed by Mr. Divine Ayidzoe, Acting Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, and Ms. Matilda Awiah Azuimah, Legal Head, Ministry of Education on the account of the Ministry, and Mr. Claud Hutchful, Chief Executive Officer of DreamOval Limited, and Mr. Charles Hansen-Quao, Vice President, DreamOval Limited.
The program involves a progression of challenge prize quizzes, where students would be urged to foster new business thoughts in groups, with help from schools and instructors.
The GSTEP program which is a product of the DreamOval Foundation and the Ministry of Education likewise aims to accomplish the objective of influencing the existence of the young beneficiaries to amplify their financial turn of events, possibilities, and valuable opportunities for the future, Information accumulated by the Communication for Development and Advocacy Consult (CDA Consult) in Tema uncovered.
The GSTEP is a three-year program that would introduce an intriguing opportunity to help 20,000 Junior High School (JHS) students in the range of 11 and 16 years, and 500 tutors drawn from the Greater Accra and Ashanti Regions to foster reasonable STEM abilities and items that benefit neighborhood communities.
The MOU additionally demonstrated that GSTEP would give training, mentorship, and assets to help the students.
It additionally looks to accomplish the point of fortifying their advantage in STEM and ICT subjects, as well as supporting the advancement of key innovative and venturesome abilities like decisive reasoning and presentation skills.
The quizzes will be to adopt a stage-gated strategy, where a group of associates of the finalist would proceed to get coaching and receive support, while in the last round, monetary rewards would be granted to the winning groups’ schools
In a recent turn of events, the Minister of Education Dr. Yaw Adutwum has made light of the STEM program saying it has been under intense focus under the ministry’s change in schooling strategy.
At the endorsement of the MOU, the Education Minister revealed that the collaboration with private firms, for example, DreamOval Foundation would assist with releasing abilities to foster youth development and move Ghana in the correct heading.
Dr. Adutwum said Africa was seeing improvement in the Information, Communication, and Technology (ICT) space.
He said Ghana is starting to assume the main part as the center point in the advanced Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) area, specifically, adding that as these enterprises develop, there would be a demand for experts who can mix computerized and STEM abilities with conventional subject mastery.
The Education Minister said there was a demand for more grounded business and pioneering abilities; as the World Economic Forum features.
Consequently, saddling the full advantages of ICT concentrated positions would require furnishing Africans with the abilities to plan and design local ideas instead of basically overhauling the lower-talented conveyance end of the worldwide advanced market, he said.
Numerous youthful Ghanaians, he said leave the educational sector without the important skills for doing the most popular positions in the new economy, adding that at the ongoing rate, there would be a significant talent gap in the workforce with additional low-skilled specialists than low-skilled positions and less medium to high-skilled laborers than required by managers.
“Digital employment has the unique capacity to employ individuals who face barriers to employment such as poverty, gender, inexperience, low educational attainment in traditional curriculums, or lack of employment opportunities available.
“Therefore, a digitally skilled workforce can help grow Ghana’s competitiveness on the world stage,” he said
He said that the GSTEP with assistance from the Ministry of Education expects to put a strong sense of focus on innovation so that the partaking students might be able to consider themselves to be pioneers and change-creators in their neighborhood communities.