12 SHSs To Offer Courses In Aviation And Aerospace Next Year, Education Minister Adutwum Makes Bold Promise

12 SHSs To Offer Courses In Aviation And Aerospace Next Year, Education Minister Adutwum Makes Bold Promise

  • Education Minister Yaw Osei Adutwum has announced plans by the government to introduce Aviation and Aerospace courses at 12 SHSs as part of the STEM project
  • The minister made the announcement when spoke recently at the Afia Kobi Ampem Girls Senior High School
  • The school is credited as being the first Senior High School to build the first working miniature aeroplane in Ghana

Education Minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has announced that some 12 senior high schools (SHSs) in Ghana will begin offering courses in Aviation and Aerospace from the next academic year.

Dr Adutwum explained that the move is part of the government's plan to promote Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Ghana.

Education Minister Dr Adutwum says 12 SHSs to offer courses in Aviation and Aerospace next year.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum interacts with an SHS student at event and a stock photo of a light aircraft at an unpaved airstrip. Source: Facebook/@yawoseiadutwum, Getty Images.
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Delivering a speech at the Afia Kobi Ampem Girls Senior High School, the minister said the course in Aviation and Aerospace would push the young Ghanaian minds to be prepared to compete in the fourth industrial revolution.

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"Next year, there are about 12 schools that will be offering aviation and aerospace courses and in their case it is not going to be a club but an academic programme,” he said.

Afia Kobi Ampem Girls SHS is the first SHS in Ghana to develop a miniature aeroplane as part of its focus on engineering. The minister said that success informed the decision by the government.

How the Aviation and Aerospace courses will be run

The education minister explained that students in the 12 selected schools would take specialised courses in addition to physics, chemistry and advanced mathematics.

“This school is going to be transformed into a STEM school. They are doing some great things in the field of aviation and aerospace as pioneers at this level,” the minister told Afia Kobi Ampem Girls SHS.

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He also disclosed that the government is committed to expanding facilities in the school to enhance academic work.

Dr Adutwum not long ago described the Free Senior High School policy as a huge miracle from God to Ghanaian children.

According to him, the policy is a God-sent miracle Ghanaians received through the able leadership of President Akufo-Addo.

Ghana to establish first totally online education system for SHS level

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh has reported that the education minister announced plans for a fully online high school system.

The minister said the virtual school will have instructions and resources to make the learning and teaching impactful.

Dr Aduwum made the disclosure on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the Second National Distance Learning Conference.

Free SHS blamed for rising indiscipline in schools

In other news, NDC MP Dr Clement Apaak has blamed the rising incidents of indiscipline on SHS campuses on the relegation of PTAs to the background.

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The politician and educationist noted that in the past, parents actively helped school administrators to manage and enforce discipline but that is not the case now.

His comments follow recent incidents of violence and indiscipline on campuses across the country.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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George Nyavor (Head of Politics and Current Affairs Desk) George Nyavor writes for YEN.com.gh. He has been Head of the Politics and Current Affairs Desk since 2022. George has over 9 years of experience in managing media and communications (Myjoyonline and GhanaWeb). George is a member of the Catholic Association of Media Practitioners Ghana (CAMP-G). He obtained a BA in Communications Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism in 2010. Reach out to him via george.nyavor@yen.com.gh.

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