President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has indicated that because of the significant role of science and mathematics education in the development of any nation, the Ministries of Education and Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation have stepped up efforts to develop a potent Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for Ghana that will stimulate the interest of students in those fields right from the basic level.
“It is the aim of Government to enroll more science students so as to achieve our initial target of 60 per cent science students in our technical institutions,” the President said yesterday when he met the winners of this year’s National Science and Maths Quiz, Presbyterian Boys SHS, at the Jubilee House.
President Akufo Addo further stated that government, this year, is training some 9000 basic school teachers in the delivery of STEM education.
“In addition, 4,400 basic schools are being equipped with STEM equipment. The construction of 20 STEM centres across the country will commence soon, with the project also including the supply and installation of education equipment and training of teachers and instructors,” he said.
President Nana Akufo-Addo congratulated the school and the contestants for the feat, while wishing the students well.
“Congratulations are in order, once again, to Presbyterian Senior High School on their victory and I wish the contestants in particular the very best of luck and God’s blessings in all their future endeavours.
“I urge them to remember all times the words of the school’s motto, ‘In Lumine Tuo Videbimus Lumen-In Thy Light We Shall See Light. I wish you well and more successes in the years and decades ahead. The best years of PRESEC and, indeed, of our nation lies ahead of us,” he said.
Presec-Legon, who became six times winners of the competition, represented by Daniel Gakpetor, Benjamin Quansah and Isaac Gyamfi, defeated Adisadel College and Opoku Ware SHS in the grand finale of the competition.