STEM education crucial for national development— Dep Education Minister

The Ministry of Education has presented science equipment to four Senior High Schools (SHS) in the Assin South, Assin North and Assin Central constituencies all in the Central Region.
Each of the beneficiary schools received a variety of science equipment and laboratory chemicals to promote effective teaching and learning of science-related courses in the schools.

The beneficiary schools are the Assin Manso SHS at Assin Manso,the Obiri Yeboah SHS at Assin Fosu, the Assin State College at Assin Breku and the Assin North SHS/Technical at Asempanaye.

Equipment distribution

Speaking at the presentation ceremony, a Deputy Minister of Education, Rev John Ntim Fordjour announced that the donated tools were part of a national equipment distribution by the ministry to selected SHSs nationwide.

He explained that the Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led government prioritised the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the country.

The deputy minister stated that apart from the distribution of equipment and laboratory chemicals to the schools, the government had also started building the capacity of science teachers to ensure that they were able to equip themselves with the right skills and knowledge needed to teach in schools.

Rev. Fordjour, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin South, was upbeat that everything possible would be done by the government to change the current 40:60 ratio in the teaching and learning of humanities to 60:40 for the sciences, since STEM held the key to the faster economic transformation of every country.

The deputy minister urged the beneficiary schools to make good use of the items to ensure that its intended motive for the distribution would be felt.

The Headmaster of the Assin North SHS, Mr Festus Mensah, on behalf of the recipient schools, lauded the government for the donation, which he said would go a long way to enhance the teaching and learning of science in their schools.

He pledged to ensure that the items were put to good use to merit the purpose of its distribution.


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