ACCRA, Ghana — Mr. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, the Minister for Information, has emphasized the critical role of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in driving Ghana’s technological development and industrialization agenda. He made this statement while representing Vice-President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia at the opening of the 2023 National Education Week in Accra.
According to Ghana News Agency, During his address at the event, which runs from November 20 to November 24, 2023, Mr. Oppong Nkrumah highlighted the Government’s significant investments in STEM education. The theme for this year’s National Education Week is ‘Education Delivery for National Transformation: The Case for STEM and TVET’.
The Minister pointed out that STEM education equips the youth to be digitally and technologically creative, preparing them for the evolving demands of the 21st century. He also mentioned the notable transformations in Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), emphasizing these as critical investments for the country’s future.
Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, Minister for Education, also spoke at the event, noting the major transformation in Ghana’s education system, with an increasing shift towards TVET and STEM fields. He stressed the need for an education system that prepares learners for the fourth industrial revolution, focusing on science-based learning to keep pace with global technological advancements.