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STEM education is cornerstone of Ghana’s industrialisation agenda


Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, Minister for Information, says Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is the cornerstone of Government’s technological development and industrialisation agenda.

The Minister said that was why Government in the last few years had made creditable investments to improve the rollout and delivery of STEM in the country.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah, who represented Vice-President Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as a special guest of honour, said this at the opening of the 2023 National Education Week in Accra.

The weeklong event provides a platform for stakeholders in the education sector to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector.

This year’s event happening from November 20 to November 24, 2023, is on the theme: ‘Education Delivery for National Transformation: The Case for STEM and TVET’.

Mr Oppong Nkrumah said it was through STEM that the youth could be equipped to be digitally and technologically creative and function in the evolving 21st century world.

He said Government had made notable transformations in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and said such investments were to sustain the future of the country.

‘A well educated people is the best investment any country can boast of; hence our resolve as a Government to improve education delivery and rollout,’ he added.

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister for Education, said Ghana’s education was seeing a major transformation with a substantial proportion of students moving to TVET and STEM fields.

‘We are moving away from education focused on rote memorisation to one where learners are trained to use their minds and hands to bring out innovations that can transform the fortunes of this country,’ he added.

Dr Adutwum said the fourth industrial revolution required a science-based education system to prepare leaners to catch up with the fast-paced technological advancement driving global economies.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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