- According to the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the government is considering building a school for gifted and talented children
- He added that it was also vital to focus on gifted and talented students to enable them to operate effectively within the educational system
- Ghana boasts of several gifted and talented children who gained social media notoriety for their exceptional inventions
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Ghana's Minister of Education, Dr Adutwum, said they were working with the cabinet and other stakeholders to ensure that gifted and talented children will become part of the education ecosystem in the country.
He made this revelation at the Academic City University College when he was invited to speak on “STEM Education for Socio-Economic Transformation”. The minister emphasized that it was incorrect for an educational system to believe that children were just capable of memorizing information and that this needed to change.
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Dr Adutwum further asserted that Ghana can only compete in today's industry when Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) become the foundation of the nation's educational system.
He said the government was setting up the ideal conditions for STEM education nationwide. The government would set up 10 STEM education centres to launch a pilot program for STEM teaching and learning across the country. Special kids like Kelvin Odartei would have a school to attend that will harness their full potential.
The minister added that the 10 schools—of whom one was in each of the following locations: Abomusu in the Eastern Region, Kpasenkpe in the North East, Diaso in the Central Region, and Kwadaso in the Ashanti Region—were in varying levels of completion and would start enrolling the next academic year.
Dr Adutwum asserts that the administration is dedicated to addressing the inequalities in the current educational system to guarantee that all students are given equal opportunities.
Newly Constructed Bosomtwe Girls STEM High School Opens For Admission
In an earlier story, YEN.com.gh wrote about the newly constructed Bosomtwe Girls' STEM school. The Bosomtwe Females STEM High School in the Ashanti area was created to promote the education of young girls in science and technology.
In April of this year, the first batch of pupils admitted to the science-related school began to arrive. The development of the school, in the government's opinion, will go a long way toward empowering girls in science, engineering, math, and technology.
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