- The Bosomtwe Girls STEM High School in the Ashanti region was purposely built to further the learning of science and technology among young girls
- The first crop of students to be admitted at the science-related school started trooping in, in April this year
- The government believes that the establishment of the school will go a long way to empower the girl-child in the area of science, engineering, maths and technology
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The opening of the newly constructed Bosomtwe Girls STEM High School in the Ashanti region of Ghana is part of the government's efforts to encourage girls to participate in science and technology-related programs. The school will primarily focus on the subject areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
The Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, who also doubles as the MP for Bosomtwe, joined the enthusiastic staff to welcome the first crop of students to be admitted to the school. In an interview, he said:
When I joined the school administration to welcome newly accepted students to the Bosomtwe Girls' Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) SHS on April 22, 2022, it was a momentous day for me.
He further added that:
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This will be a top-notch national institution. The good news is that the science laboratories are finished and that the scientific supplies will arrive the following week. Everything needed for effective learning is on its way.
According to Dr Osei Yaw, students accepted into the STEM school have come from all across the nation, including Greater Accra, Ashanti, and other regions.
The education ministry is optimistic that focusing on STEM would help close the development gap between Ghana and other first-world nations since the school will produce people who will be well-positioned to have a genuine impact by addressing social issues.
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The headmistress of the school, Mary Donkor, said:
We have now begun to train leaders in engineering, aviation, medicine, and other fields. Only this is beneficial for the country. We guarantee that we'll be among the finest in this country.
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