President Akufo-Addo has cut sod for the construction of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) school in Accra’s East Legon neighborhood.
In his second administration, he promised that science and technology would be prioritized.
President Akufo-Add stated his government is restructuring Ghana’s education system by focusing on STEM education during the sod-cutting ceremony.
“As part of my commitment to the expansion of STEM education in the country, the government has already started construction on 20 STEM centers and 10 model STEM Senior High Schools across the country, all of which are nearing completion.” President Akufo-Addo stated that “some of these schools will be operationalized this year.”
“State-of-the-art technology and laboratories will be installed in these institutions and centers to facilitate teaching and learning in all areas of study, including artificial intelligence and robotics… The Accra STEM academy will be finished in the next 24 months, from Kindergarten to Senior High School, with a student population of 2,000 students.”
Dr. Yaw Osei Adu Twum, the Minister of Education, spoke on the relevance of the STEM academy.
“We need brilliant minds to focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics starting in kindergarten.”
“We also feel there needs to be a pipeline, which is why the Accra Stem Academy, which runs from kindergarten through high school, was founded.”