About 20 STEM centres currently under construction are expected to be completed by the Akufo-Addo led government in July 2021 but the schools will start admitting students in 2022, the Minister for Education has said.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum speaking on ‘On The Record’ show on Joy Prime channel with host Daniel Dadzie monitored by Educationweb.com.gh said the construction of the facilities is underway across the country.
According to him, a number of trainers have been sent to study STEM education in Israel to help improve its implementation in the country.
“So some training is going on, we also have an online version of it, more training will be done online specifically for STEM,” Adutwum told Dadzie.
The Member of Parliament for the Bosomtwe Constituency furthered that the construction of ten boarding schools that will be operationalized as STEM centres are currently ongoing throughout the country.
The boarding schools he said are located in regions including Eastern Region and Ashanti Region adding that “it will be solely a Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) school”.
The Education Minister noted the 20 STEM centres will fully operate in when the next academic year commence in January 2022 however 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 to recruit Headmasters so by August every school will have a Headmaster,” the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum stated.
“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 added.