The Accra High STEAM Centre was inaugurated by the Ghana Education Service in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, today, Thursday, November 10, 2022.
The Centre, which is part of the government’s efforts to transform Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education in pre-tertiary schools, is one (1) of twenty (20) STEAM Centres at various stages of completion located in communities across the country.
“We at GES are particularly excited about these STEAM Centres because they aim to improve STEAM Education at the pre-tertiary level and create a pipeline of learners for STEM education at the tertiary level,” said the Acting Director General of GES during the facility’s commissioning.
“The Accra High STEAM Centre has been resourced to offer the latest platforms, programmes, and technologies for students to explore, build and share their understanding of the world around them. In contrast, the more playful aspects of the resources keep them motivated to keep learning, in and out of the classroom,” he added.
GES has also trained exceptional facilitators who will guide students at the Accra High STEAM Centre through topics such as game development, coding, electronics, robotics, and character design.
The establishment of twenty (20) STEAM Centres across the country complements ongoing efforts by the Akufo-Addo-led government, through the Ministry of Education, to expand and resource the science laboratories of existing Senior High Schools to increase their capacity to admit more science students, as well as to build new resource centres where a school does not have any.
The Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum who commissioned the facility lauded the Israeli Government, Robo Group, and the Science Education Unit of GES for playing leading roles to deliver the Accra High STEM Centre for the benefit of the Ghanaian child and encouraged all students to make the best use of the facility which is open every weekday to all pre-tertiary schools within Greater Accra.
In attendance were the Deputy Director-General in charge of Quality and Access, Dr. Kwabena Bempah Tandoh, Director of the Science Education Unit, Mrs. Olivia Serwaa Opare, Director Human Resource Management Department, Madam Angela Frimpomaa Nkansah, Director of Administration Mrs. Adwoa Osabea Oduro-Konadu and other dignitaries and stakeholders.