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STEMNNOVATION24: STEM Education Crucial in Transforming Ghana’s Educational Landscape- Education Minister

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Story By: Ishmael Barfi


In the Government’s quest to transform the educational system, the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has underscored the importance of STEM education as a crucial component in transforming Ghana’s educational landscape.

According to him, STEM education would pave the way for creative and brilliant ideas and innovations that would scale up the prospect of the Ghanaian student in the quest to compete with the space of skills and technology, innovations.

It is against this background that, the Education Minister indicated that the Akufo-Addo government is modernizing all school structures that would provide the necessary facilities that would aid students to be creative and innovative.

Therefore he was optimistic that, such modern STEM school structures would enable Ghana to become a leader in STEM education by promoting and investing in STEM initiatives effectively.

The Minister highlighted the government’s commitment to modernizing Ghana’s educational system, including the construction of schools equipped to facilitate learning and innovation.

The hardworking Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum made these remarks at the official launch of the 3rd edition of the STEMNNOVATION competition in Accra.

Dr. Adutwum emphasized the government’s commitment to promoting STEM education and providing the necessary resources for its implementation.

STEM education, which focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, plays a pivotal role in driving socio-economic development.

Highlighting its relevance in addressing compelling national and global challenges, Dr. Adutwum stressed the need for Ghana to prioritize STEM education to remain competitive in the global arena.

The STEMNNOVATION competition offers participating schools and students the platform to showcase their innovative solutions to real-world problems using technology and creativity.

Dr. Adutwum revealed that over 200 students are set to compete in the 3rd edition of the competition across regional levels, with winners advancing to the national level in Accra.

He therefore encouraged students to participate wholeheartedly emphasizing the importance of courage and diligence in the competition.

He emphasized the need to empower the youth with the skills and knowledge necessary to shape their future and contribute meaningfully to national development.

Dr. Adutwum reiterated the importance of continuity in efforts to enhance Ghana’s educational system, emphasizing the role of education in empowering the next generation of Ghanaians.

He applauded the STEMNNOVATION competition as a significant step towards fostering innovation and excellence in education.

Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum also believed that championing STEM education and promoting innovative learning approaches would equip Ghana’s youth with the tools they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Meanwhile, the Director, Pre-Tertiary, Ministry of Education, Nana Baffour Awuah IV, in his address, stated that STEMNNOVATION was not just a competition, but a movement. “It challenges students to use science to find solutions, it is a call to action to unleash potential and shape the future.

“It aims to empower the youth to be catalysts of change and students should take advantage of the challenge; this platform provides the potential to reach greater heights,” he said.

For his part, the Osu Mantse, Nortse Nii Nortey Owuo IV, noted that as a country, “we can’t stand aside in the 21st century from how the world is moving using technology. “To win in this era is not for bystanders but those who are willing to engage, and a project like this is all you need.



Source: www.thenewindependentonline.com

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