The Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, has assured Ghanaians that the story of the nation will be different in a few years when innovation begins to take hold in schools and industries across the country. This, he said, will kick-start the transformation of the nation shortly.
Dr. Yaw Adutwum made these assurances in his address at the second Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Road Show at Abomosu Senior High School in Abomosu in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region on Monday.
According to him, the government’s commitment to STEM education extends beyond the Road Show, with initiatives aimed at enhancing teacher training programs, increasing access to quality educational resources, and strengthening partnerships with the private sector. These efforts align with the broader vision of creating an enabling environment for STEM education in the country.
Dr. Adutwum said the transformation of the nation will begin when innovation takes hold in schools and industries.
The education minister said the government will continue to encourage young Ghanaian students to embrace a growth mindset, which will be a catalyst for the needed transformation of the country.
In the pursuit of its goals, Dr. Yaw Adutwum revealed some innovative programs that the Ministry of Education will roll out in the coming months.
For his part, the minister of information, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, said STEM is aimed at empowering the youth to equip them for the future, adding that any investment in STEM education is valuable.
The initiative for developing the STEM culture in Ghana, according to the information minister, is to depend on local human resources and professionals to build the STEM industry in Ghana rather than looking for expertise abroad.
The inaugural roadshow, which kicked off at Accra Senior High School on June 22, 2023, marked the beginning of a nationwide initiative aimed at fostering a culture of innovation driving socio-economic transformation through enhanced education and innovation and exhibiting to Ghanaians the huge investment made in the sector.
Story: Parlos Jenkins