Energy Commission will help GES to eliminate Chew and Pour-Executive Director discloses

 

Story by: William Sarpong

 

The Executive Director for Energy Commission, Mr. Oscar Amonoo Neizer has disclosed that, the Commission is supporting Ghana Education Service to eliminate the chew, pour, pass and forget trend in the educational system of Ghana,  and to promote the practical application of theoretical knowledge.

He made this known during the 3rd edition of the Energy Commission’s Senior High Schools’ Renewable Energy Challenge competition held in Accra.

The theme for the occasion was: “Clean Cooking and Food Processing using Renewable Energy Technologies”.

One of the aim for organizing the Senior High Schools Renewable Energy Challenge Mr. Amonoo Neizer indicated, was to promote the development of efficient use of renewable energy sources through public education, training and regulation of entrepreneurs in the sector.

In a speech read on behalf of President Akufo-Addo revealed that, Government’s policies and interventions has increased access to clean cooking and is attracting foreign direct investment.

President Akufo Addo said, the development of Ghana’s energy transmission depends shaping the skills of young students.

Government he disclosed, has set up 20 STEM Centres and institutions to empower students to be investors, entrepreneurs and Industrial champions.

Kpedze SHS from the Volta Region at the end of the 3rd edition of the Energy Commission’s Senior High Schools Renewable Energy Challenge, emerged winners.

They received a cheque prize of Gh¢205,000, medals and a plague together with Six (6) laptops, solar products, 5kw solar PV system, books, solar lights and streetlights.

Yaa Asantewaa Girls SHS who became second were also given cash prize of Gh¢74,000, Six tablets, medals, plaques and other solar items.

Nkronsa Technical Institute won the 3rd position and were given a cash prize of Gh¢67,000, medals, a plaque, Six (6) tablets and solar items.

The fourth position went to Bolgatanga Girls SHS whilst, Business SHS from Tamale won the fifth position as Ghana Secondary Technical School (GSTS) placed Six.

The aim of the competition is to develop the research skills of Senior High School students and promote technological innovation in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

It is also to instill in students a passion for solving renewable energy, energy efficiency and climate change-related issues.

Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com

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