Communications and Digitalisation Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful

Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu Ekuful has assured that the provision of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Centres for the learning of engineering and technology skills will provide hope for the basic schools benefiting from the ongoing Girls in ICT training programme.

The STEM Education project is an initiative by the government through the Ministry of Education to provide an easily accessible avenue for Junior High School leavers with interest in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics across the country.

Besides the promotion of Science courses, it will also serve as a turning point for many digital skills students who want to further their interest.

The Minister gave the assurance after touring one of the STEM Centres in Akrodie, a suburb of Goaso in the Ahafo Region, where work is almost completed on one out of the 10 model STEM Senior High Schools across the country.

STEM Centres to provide hope for digital skills and engineering students

As part of her ICT promotion activities in the Ahafo Region, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, toured the centre together with the Regional Minister, George Yaw Boakye, where she was elated with progress of work and assured that students with interest in technology and engineering will not be left behind in the digitalisation agenda.

She said government must be commended for the vision and foresight in the project which will make the education of mathematics and engineering easy in the country.

“I’m quite impressed with progress of work here and I think government and the president must be commended for the vision to enhance the promotion of ICT in our education which forms part of what we’re doing with the Girls in ICT initiative.

The centre will admit students right from the basic level so they can continue the studies in the various interests they may pick up in science, technology and engineering.

STEM Centres to provide hope for digital skills and engineering students

“The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation is going to follow up keenly to ensure that the students benefit immensely from these initiatives” she said.

The Regional Minister for the Ahafo Region, George Yaw Boakye expressed confidence that the centre will be used for the intended purpose.

STEM Centres to provide hope for digital skills and engineering students

“The cardinal principle here is the promotion of ICT Education across the country and as the centre here for my region, we applauded the initiative to ensure that students coming to this institution get all the benefits with the modern fittings and also a serene environment for learning”, he noted.

The ultra-modern facility is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

Other STEM Centres in the country include Abomosu STEM School, Kpasenkpe STEM School, Bosomtwe Girls STEM School and STEM Centre at Accra Senior High School.