Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, says the ongoing education reforms by the Akufo-Addo led government aim to prepare and equip Ghanaian students with the relevant skills for socio-economic transformation.
Speaking at the 70th Anniversary of Tamale Senior High School (TAMASCO) on Saturday, June 26, Bawumia indicated the reform will be underpinned by a greater focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
“The reform programme is anchored on interventions that will leverage STEM to prepare our population and national economy to become active participants in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
“The reason is simple: a strong national STEM programme will develop learners with 21st century skills (i.e. creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration) required to drive the country into economic prosperity beyond aid.,” he stated.
According to him, equipment including robotics kits, electronics, computers, Promethean boards, and projectors will be provided to the selected Senior High Schools (SHS) that will start the B-STEM (Basic STEM) programme next year.
“The Education Ministry is in the process of setting up 11 model state-of-the-art STEM Senior High Schools across the country, each of which shall be equipped with 12 laboratories that can rival any such school in the world,” he added.
“I am also happy to announce that, as part of the plan, a STEM pathway will be established in some existing SHSs, which will benefit from additional four (4) laboratories and TAMASCO will be one of them,” the Vice-President said.