Science,Tech. Clinic Held For La Pupils

SocialThe La Dadekotopon Municipal Assembly (LaDMA) in collaboration with the La Dadekotopon Education Directorate has organized its second Annual Science, Technology and Mathematics Innovation Education (STMIE) Clinic for basic schools.

It was under the theme, “National Progress through gender, science, technology, mathematics and innovative education.”

Pupils were taken through series of lectures, visiting scientific sites and listening to role models whilst exhibiting what they have produced to the public.

In her welcome address, the Municipal Director of Education Mrs. Evelyn Owusu Oduro said STMIE has become an annual ritual which seeks to expose our pupils to recent scientific innovations, technological as well as mathematical activities.

She said globally, there is a significant exponential growth in reliance on scientific and technological innovation in national development, adding that science and technology education still poses a great challenge to the Ghanaian education system, despite the high premium that the Government of Ghana places on these subjects.

She disclosed that at the tertiary level, only 40% of pupils specialize in scientific, technological or health-related disciplines, although a policy target of 60% has long been set. She added that a major constraining factor in achieving the set target is the number of pupils who graduate at the senior secondary School level in basic science related subjects.

Madam Rita Odoley Sowah, Municipal Chief Executive of LaDMA, in her address, the said in the municipality, the assembly is making frantic efforts to ensure that basic infrastructures are provided to enhance teaching and learning in the various fields including the sciences.

“We are renovating school blocks, changing all chalkboards, creating more office spaces for the resource persons, establishment of the Library at La Presec and very soon with the support of the Ghana Airport Company Limited, a magnificent library cum Computer Laboratory would be built”, she said.

By Francis Cofie

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