An alumnus of Tamale Senior High School, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia says the Northern Region-based school as part of a plan to reform Ghana’s education to produce critical thinkers will benefit from Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
The Vice-President of the Republic who disclosed this in his address at the 70th Anniversary of Tamale Senior High School on Saturday, June 26, 2021, said some existing Senior High Schools across the country will also be beneficiaries.
“I am also happy to announce that, as part of the plan, a STEM pathway will be established in some existing Senior High Schools, which will benefit from an additional four (4) laboratories and TAMASCO will be one of them,” he stated.
The ongoing education reforms by the Nana Akufo-Addo led government, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia said is aim to prepare and equip Ghanaian students with the relevant skills for socio-economic transformation.
“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.
He furthered that 11 model state-of-the-art, never seen before STEM Senior High Schools across the country, each of which shall be equipped with 12 laboratories will soon be completed by the Akufo-Addo government.