Thursday, 30 May

Education Minister promotes STEM on 60th birthday

Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, Education Minister celebrating his birthday basic school students

The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, has urged students to take advantage of the various interventions being implemented by the government to sharpen their skills and knowledge.

He explained that such a move would go a long way to preparing and helping them adapt to the rapidly changing job marketplace, making them employable and adaptable. 

Dr Adutwum was addressing a section of schoolchildren from three Accra-based basic schools namely; the St Benedict Basic, St Barnabas Basic and Calvary Methodist Basic Schools.

The schoolchildren were at the Education Ministry to join the Minister and his staff to celebrate his 60th birthday held on Tuesday.

The schoolchildren joined the Minister to have a buffet lunch as part of activities marking his birth anniversary.

In attendance at the party were the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr Eric Nkansah, Mr David Prah; Deputy Director General of Ghana TVET Service, Mrs Mamle Andrews; and Chief Director at the Education Ministry and other Directors at the Ministry as well as other well-wishers.

The Education Minister mentioned Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, one-student-one-tablet, introduction of robotics and pre-engineering, construction of 21st century Junior High Schools and the revamping of TVET institutions, among others, as some of the new interventions that have been introduced by the government to promote education in the country.

Dr Adutwum again appealed to the children not to let the huge investment being made in the education sector by the government and other stakeholders go to waste, urging them to study diligently. 

The Deputy Education Minister in charge of General Education, Rev John Ntim Fordjour, used the occasion to commend Dr Adutwum for his desire to ensure the nation’s education is transformed for the general good.

He stated that the leadership style, innovations and vision of Dr Adutwum were unmatched and worth emulating.

Rev Fordjour on behalf of the staff of the ministry wished the minister a longer life and prosperity.

The Deputy Minister pledged to continue supporting the Dr Adutwum towards the transformation of the nation’s economy through education.

Source: Mensah