Making Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education a priority in the Ghanaian educational curriculum has become a focal point for the implementation of Free SHS, the Deputy Minister for education, Yaw Osei Adwutum has said.
The STEM approach to Ghana’s education, when adopted, will revolutionalise the education sector and prepare students towards the study science-oriented courses at the tertiary level, according to Mr Adwutum.
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Mr Adwutum made the point when speaking at the maiden edition of Asempa FM‘s Ekosii Sen Dialogue Series on sustaining the Free Senior High School policy at the Swiss Suite Alisa Hotel in Accra.
“A reform in our educational syllabi geared towards the STEM approach is essential for the development of our education and will go a long way to boosting it,” he noted.
STEM, according to him, is necessary to transform and create opportunities for more students to take up science-oriented courses in the tertiary schools.
“The syllabi currently do not help to develop and produce talents necessary for university education to transform this country unless we change how we educate students at the high school level and use approaches that will help to develop creative talents,” the Deputy Minister explained.