The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has commended the president, H.E Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo for his immense investment in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.
He was speaking at the Finals of the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) competition on Monday, 30th October, 2023, at the National Theatre in Accra.
The Quiz competition saw three senior high schools make it to the final contest for the trophy, namely Presbyterian Boys School (PRESEC), Achimota Secondary School and Opoku Ware Secondary School (OWASS).
PRESEC eventually took the trophy home with a total of 40 points in the competition.
Prior to the Quiz, the Education Minister addressed the audience at the theatre, where he complimented the president for his tremendous interest in promoting STEM education in Ghana.
“I want to take this opportunity to salute the president of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo Addo for the great investment he has made in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. He has done a great job and today we are here to celebrate the great work he has done.”
In recent times, the government has importantly emphasized promoting STEM education in Ghana as part of its free education policy which was implemented in 2017.
STEM schools are institutions purposely to provide students with knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. These institutions provide an in-depth understanding of STEM concepts and their applications in real-world situations.
The government has successfully established seven STEM schools that are in operation. These are; Awaso STEM School in the Western Region, Abomosu STEM School in the Eastern Region, Bosomtwe Girls STEM School, and Bosomtwe STEM School, both in the Ashanti Region, Koase Sec/Tec in the Ahafo Region, Accra High School ( Engineering only) in the Greater Accra Region and Kpesemkpe STEM school in the North East Region.
Story by: Esther Asantewaa | univers.ug.edu.gh