Primetime Limited, the organizers of Ghana’s most popular quiz programme, NSMQ has announced to produce the STEM Festival – a month-long celebration of Ghanaian innovation and ingenuity from July 15 to August 5, 2021.
After nearly 30 years of conducting the theory aspect of the annual National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ), the organizers have said it will be moving the quiz programme to practical applications with the first-ever STEM Festival.
The forthcoming festival according to Primetime boasts two unique events in a series, namely the Mentorship Sessions and the Sci-Tech Fair, which comprises the Sci-Tech Exhibition and the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge.
The Mentorship Sessions and the Sci-Tech Fair the Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) administrators in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh indicated would be held separately this year.
The STEM Festival will be launched on July 15, 2021, and will be a virtual opening ceremony for the month-long affair culminating with a Mentorship Session with Dr Kofi J. Brobbey, the Chief Executive Officer of Photonics Ghana.
There will be 15 sessions in total, from July 15 – August 5, 2021, at 5 pm GMT each day from Monday to Friday. All sessions would be streamed live on the STEM Festival Facebook page, and include Q & A sessions to enable viewers to delve deeper into the lectures to be delivered.
This year’s edition of the Sci-Tech Fair will be held on July 29 & 30, 2021, at the Academic City University College campus.
The Sci-Tech Fair is a platform that provides an opportunity for students, both in the basic and second-cycle institutions, as well as Tech Start-ups, to apply their creativity, knowledge and understanding of concepts studied in the classroom in producing solutions that could help solve problems in Ghana.
The Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge which will be done alongside the exhibition will feature the following ten (10) schools:
- Ghana Secondary Technical School, Western Region
- Aggrey Memorial SHS, Central Region
- St. Thomas Aquinas SHS, Greater Accra
- Archbishop Porter Girls’ SHS, Western Region
- Prempeh College, Ashanti Region
- Obuasi SHTS, Ashanti Region
- Louis Rutten SHS, Upper West Region
- Don Bosco Technical Institute, Bono Region
- Mfantsipim School
- Sekyedumase SHS, Ashanti Region