June 24, 2024

The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has announced the introduction of aviation and aerospace engineering programmes in 12 Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country.

This initiative, set to commence in the upcoming academic year, is a significant leap forward in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and empowering Ghanaian students for the future.

The Education Minister, Dr Adutwum speaking at the STEM roadshow

Dr Adutwum made this announcement during the 2nd STEM Promotion Roadshow at Abomosu Senior High School, in the Eastern Region yesterday.

“Next year, there are about 12 schools that will be offering aviation and aerospace courses, and in their case, it is not going to be a mere club, but an academic programme,” he said.
He said this initiative aligns with government’s vision to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving world of STEM disciplines.

By introducing specialised programmes in aviation and aerospace engineering, the government aims to prepare a new generation of innovators and professionals capable of contributing significantly to the nation’s growth and competitiveness on the global stage.

The Minister’s announcement received widespread acclaim from participants in the Roadshow who generally were of the view that the move signifies a significant step towards bridging the gap between education and industry needs, ensuring that Ghanaian students are well-prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.

The Association of Ghana Industries who were also participants in the Roadshow used the opportunity to commend government for its proactive stance in introducing STRM courses in SHS schools in the country.

AGI lauds gov’t for introducing STEM education
The Association of Ghana Industries (AGI) has meanwhile commended government for the proactive stance in introducing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses in secondary schools across the nation.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AGI, Seth Twum Akwaboah, extended this commendation during the second STEM Promotion Roadshow, held at Abomosu Senior High School in the Eastern Region on Monday, October 2, 2023.
“Government needs to be commended for its forward-thinking approach in introducing STEM courses in secondary schools.

“This initiative not only equips our youth with essential skills but also positions Ghana to compete in the global landscape of innovation and technology. AGI applauds this commitment to STEM education as a pathway to a brighter future for our nation,” he said
Building on the success of the nationwide STEM Promotion Roadshow launched earlier this year, the second of four earmarked exhibition event in Abomosu focused on illuminating the vast array of career opportunities within STEM.

The event garnered significant attention as it provided students, parents and other relevant stakeholders with valuable insights into the numerous opportunities that STEM education can unlock, showcasing the potential for rewarding and impactful careers.

It witnessed the presence of key figures, including the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister for Information, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, renowned Auto-Technician, Nana Afua Serwaa Adusei, Regional Education Directors and other notable dignitaries.

Minister Oppong Nkrumah on his part emphasised the critical importance of building a self-sustaining ecosystem for producing and servicing what we produce within the country.

He said government is focused on investing in STEM education in the country and by this investment, government seeks to build an expanded pool of professionals who can build the various things we find all around us.

Madam Adusei, echoed similar sentiments. She encouraged parents to embrace STEM education and consider enrolling their children in STEM-focused schools.

She said this will prepare the younger generation for the challenges and opportunities of the future.


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