The Government of Ghana (GoG) August this year will recruit headmasters for the almost completed and furnished 20 STEM centres across the country, the Minister for Education, Honourable Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has disclosed.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the twenty (20) STEM schools will be in full operation to admit students in the next academic year scheduled for January 2022 amid Covid.
“The school in 2022 will start admission but what we are going to do now is to frontload the Management aspect of it thus to recruit headmaster, so in August every STEM school will have a headmaster,” the Education Minister stated.
Headmasters of the STEM centres, the Bosomtwe Member of Parliament explained will ensure all the needed equipment including teaching materials are available before the start of academic activities in January next year.
“Every one of these schools has a 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 schools reopen,” he said.
The Teaching Minister noted the Ministry of Education (MoE) amid the outbreak of the global coronavirus pandemic has scheduled for the next academic year to commence in January 2022 instead of September 2021.
The Deputy Minister for Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour Friday said gifted and talented Ghanaian students across the country will be considered for enrollment in STEM schools under the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE).