The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says education in Ghana is seeing a major transformation where the government is moving a substantial proportion of the students from the General Arts and other programmes to the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
Speaking on the Asaase Breakfast Show, Adutwum said, “We’re in the fourth industrial revolution and STEM education is what we need to focus on and we are focusing on it … Education in Ghana is seeing a major transformation where we are moving substantial proportion of the students from the General Arts and other programmes to the STEM fields…
The minister added, “We are moving from the education that focuses on road memorization to an education system where the children are trained to use their hands and minds in bringing about new things and innovation so that we can transform the fortunes of this country.
Dr. Adutwum was speaking about the second STEM Promotion Roadshow at the Abomosu Senior High School in the Eastern Region.
He said the government is determined to make the country’s education system fit for purpose.
“The foundation that the president is laying when we build on it, it’s going to do the Ghanaian magic.
In February 2023, the Ministry of Education announced the full operationalisation of seven science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) schools.
They are the Awaso STEM School in the Western Region, Abomosu STEM School in the Eastern Region, Bosomtwe Girls STEM School and Bosomtwe STEM School, both in the Ashanti Region, while the Koase Sec/Tech (already existing school) is located in the Ahafo Region, the Accra High School (Engineering only) in the Greater Accra Region and the Kpesemkpe STEM School (newly constructed) in the North East Region.