Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister for Education Monday, November 8, 2021, will address the country on education-related matters including STEM education at Academic City University College campus at 10:00 am.
The Ministry of Education (MoE) in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh said the state of the country’s education address will be televised live on various popular social media platforms including Facebook.
“The Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum on November 8, 2021, provide education updates on the theme: STEM Education for Socio-Economic Transformation. The venue is Academic City University College,” it said on Saturday.
In a related development, the central government this year will recruit headmasters/headmistresses for the STEM schools that are expected to start full operation when the next academic year begins in the year 2022.
Mr Osei Adutwum speaking on the “On The Record” show on Joy Prime channel monitored by EducationWeb said most of the STEM schools are currently near completion and would be fully completed before next year.
“Most of them are on track to finishing around by July, if you look at Abomoso I am told that maybe by May it will be done,” the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament told the host of ‘On The Record’ show Mr Daniel Dadzie.
The Teaching minister noted approximately 20 STEM schools will fully operate in January 2022 when the next academic year starts adding that “but recruitment of headmasters for the schools will be done by August 2021.”
“But what we are going to do is to frontload the Management aspect of it, begin the recruitment of STEM Headmasters so by August every school will have a headmaster,” the Minister for Education assured.
The headmasters’, Dr Osei Adutwum said will ensure all the needed facilities including materials for teaching are available in the school before effective academic activities commence January 2022 in the next academic year.
“Every one of these schools has 12 science laboratory, an ICT laboratory and a library fully stocked with books, so all chemical supplies and equipment for teaching and learning will be ready before the school reopen,” he stated.