The Deputy Education Minister-designate, Rev John Ntim Fordjour, has reiterated the commitment of the government to invest in the learning of STEM, robotics, Artificial Intelligence Mechatronics, the Internet of Things etc. which are critical skills required in the 4th Industrial revolution era.

He made the remark when he representing the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum at a robotics competition last Friday.

Students from various regions comprising 25 SHS and 15 basic schools (age 5-17) were selected to participate in the First Lego League Robotic Competition organised by the Education Ministry in collaboration with Coderina EdTech at University of Ghana.

STEM, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and mechatronics high on education agenda - Ntim Fordjour

Rev Ntim Fordjour, on behalf of the Minister, congratulated all 35 schools and students teams who keenly and smartly participated in the national competition.

STEM, Artificial Intelligence, robotics, and mechatronics high on education agenda - Ntim Fordjour

“I was thrilled by the enthusiasm of the young teams to embrace STEM. Indeed the future is promising for Ghanaian children.

“We shall deepen collaboration with partners to promote STEM, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics, the Internet of Things and such other disciplines critical for learning in the 4th Industrial revolution era,” he said.