Coderina Edutech, education technology in a bid to promote robotics education in Ghana has presented lego education robotic kits to 21 schools made up of 15 Senior High Schools and five basic schools in the country.
Ghana’s Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum on behalf of the beneficiaries schools received the lego education robotic kits worth $11,00 Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Ministry of Education in a short ceremony.
According to the Education Ministry, the donation had been distributed to Heads of the selected schools who will participate in this year’s robotic contest scheduled to take place in May 2021.
The Board Chairman of the Coderina, Mr Femi Ajayi noted the presentation was part of a collaboration between the organisation and the Ghana Education Service to grow the interest of robotics in pupils and students.
According to him, his outfit the next time will offer training for the schools, particularly the coaches who would be training the participating students.
He noted that there was a huge gap in quality technology education in Ghana, saying the pupils and students risked being left behind.
Dr Adutwum expressing gratitude to the gesture hinted at the construction of 10 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) schools where robotics would be taught as a subject and not just for a competition.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament stressed that there was the need to formalise robotics education in schools and not just training a handful of students to go and excel in international competitions “and that ends it”.