Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, has urged Ghanaians to support the change program and keep their aspirations high.
With this, he said, “together we can look back and say that even though there were difficult times, we worked together to get through them.
He added that the many economic interventions and educational changes being carried out in the nation will soon cause the country’s economy to change.
In his address at the 65th Speech and Prize-giving Day of Okuapemman Senior High School (SHS) at Akuapem Akropong in the Eastern Region, Dr. Adutwum made this announcement.
“Sustaining Quality Inclusive Education in Ghana: The Role of Technology and Infrastructure” was the event’s theme.
Speaking on the event’s topic, Dr. Adutwum said it was appropriate and aligned with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-vision Addo’s for bettering inclusive quality education for the country’s socioeconomic change.
He offered his congratulations to the school’s administration, faculty, alumni, and the entire student body for the roles they had played throughout the years in helping to achieve the remarkable feat that had been accomplished so far.
The minister stated that in order for Ghanaian children to fully engage in the fourth industrial revolution, the nation must ensure that they have access to appropriate 21st-century skills rooted in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). He added that in order to provide the best STEM education possible, the government was constructing 10 STEM SHS in addition to completely renovating many other SHS across the nation with the required learning tools in the laboratories and classrooms.
Dr. Adutwum claimed that the development of the Accra STEM academy was another government program that would teach children in kindergarten through high school problem-solving, creativity, communication, cooperation, data literacy, digital literacy, and computer science.
Rev. Richard Koranteng Afari, the headmaster of Okuapemman School, complimented the government for the enormous efforts it had been making to improve the school’s infrastructure and other forms of support. He described the many initiatives taken by the government, including the Ministry of Education and GeTFund, to strengthen the school’s physical facilities and infrastructure in order to meet the increased number of admitted students.
“In fulfillment of the President’s vow during our 60th anniversary, a completely renovated and outfitted cutting-edge science laboratory is near completion,” the headmaster declared.
Some of the difficulties the school faces, according to Rev. Koranteng Afari, include bad roads that have made it difficult for both teachers and students to move around, insufficient classroom space that causes traffic, a subpar library, and subpar lab space for information and communications technology.
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