Ghana’s Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has said the Government of Ghana (GoG) August this year will recruit Headmasters for the STEM schools that are expected to start full operation in the 2022 academic year.
Speaking on the “On The Record” show on Joy Prime channel monitored by Educationweb.com.gh, Dr Osei Adutwum said most of the STEM schools are currently near completion and would be fully completed in July 2021.
“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 Education Minister told the host of On The Record show Mr Daniel Dadzie.
The Bosomtwe Member of Parliament noted the about 20 STEM schools will fully operate in January 2022 when the next academic year commences 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 stated.
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 began in January 2022 in the next academic year.
“Every one of these schools has 12 science laboratory, 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.
The next academic year is expected to commence in January 2022 instead of September 2021 amid the outbreak of the global locally transmitted coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.