President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has expressed the government’s commitment to invest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education to prepare the country for a future of robotics and artificial intelligence.
He said the government would do everything possible to ensure that STEM education took firm roots in the country.
The President said this when winners of the international robotic competitions visited the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday to present to him, their trophies.
Prempeh College in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and Methodist Girls in the Eastern Region won international awards in robotics.
As part of the efforts to develop STEM education, President Akufo-Addo said plans were underway for the establishment of model STEM schools in various parts of the country.
In addition, efforts were being made to improve the training of teachers for the STEM schools, he said and described STEM education as “the way to the future”.
“We all know the mastery of artificial intelligence is the way to future prosperity and greatness,” he said and commended the students for their achievements in the field of robotics.
President Akufo-Addo said the performances of the students were encouraging and indicated that they had given him hope of a prosperous future.
The Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Adutwum, said Robo Group, the institution building the STEM centres, had trained teachers from around the country in readiness for the operation of the STEM centres.
BY YAW KYEI