We want Ghana to be the leader in STEM Education in the World – Minister

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister of Education, expressed that one of the Government’s needs in schooling is to make Ghana the forerunner in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) training on the planet.

“We want Ghana to be the leader in STEM Education in Africa and the World. It’s as simple as that. We are not going to take a second spot to any country,” he said.

He said the Government was attempting to make STEM Education lead Ghana’s change and advancement in the fourth modernization.

The Minister said this when a group of specialists introduced research discoveries to him on practical schooling in Ghana, obstructions, and opportunities, and on its plan and execution.

The reports, done by DreamOval Foundation, which utilizes education and innovation to connect the advancement gaps, are supposed to assist the Government with advancing STEM training through policies and their execution.

Being steered for 3 years, beginning in 2021, the STEM training along with the reports are intended to work on the delivery of practical studies, explicitly among Junior High School students in Accra and Kumasi.

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Dr. Adutwum expressed gratitude to the group and said the Ministry was building STEM centers in existing secondary schools and with an organized STEM program for the students to do takes advantage of.

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Mr. Francis Ahene-Affoh, Coordinator, Ghana Science and Tech Explorer Prize (GSTEP), leader of the group said the progress of the program relied upon joint effort with the Ministry of Education.

He said the two reports contained a lot of thoughts and solutions that could end up being useful to drive the STEM plan among youngsters in Ghana.

“…We are focused currently on these two regions, but we intend to scale it across the entire country so that every child, everywhere in this country will benefit,” the Coordinator said

He asked the students to comprehend and apply the illustrations from the program in their day-to-day routines to tackle issues in their communities.

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