STEM education center to improve Ghana’s manpower development – Dr. Adutwum
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, The Minister for Education, has envisaged the Bosmotwe District in Ashante Region, to become Ghana’s Formal educational and human capital hub within the next five years. For this to come through, about 100 students will be granted a full scholarship opportunity to study engineering and medicine in the various public universities across the country.
Institutions for both senior high school and technical training to specialize in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are being set up as breeder schools to produce the required workforce.
Dr Adutwum made these projections during a groundbreaking ceremony to commence work on the construction of one of the STEM-based senior high schools at Sawua.
The Sawua Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, STEM-based Senior High School when completed will be one of the nine institutions to be built in different communities across the country.
The one in the Bosomtwe District in the Ashanti region, however, will be the third after the others which are located at Deduako and Abrankese.
The Sawua STEM senior high school will be built by four different construction companies within a year as funding for the project has already been provided for in this year’s Government and Budget Policy.
It is to be being built on a 27-acre parcel of land located between Sawua and Tetrefu within the Bosomtwe District.
Mr. Edwin Owusu, an engineer at the supervision unit of the ministry of education, took GBC News through the various components of the project.
The Queen of Sawua, Nana Akosua Abrafi, thanked the government for the project. She warned residents who will be employed during the construction to desist from bad behaviours that could derail the work schedule.
Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum, further explained that the STEM education is the center of the government’s educational policies towards manpower development.