Vice President of the Republic of Ghana His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has cut sod for construction of model STEM Junior High Schools.
On Saturday, March 5, 2022 the Vice President cuts sod for work to begin on the first of planned nationwide construction of model STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) – based Junior High Schools at Essikado in the Western Region.
According to the Vice President, the project when completed, the Essikado Model JHS and all subsequent ones will have five laboratories to provide practical training in Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.
It would also have facilities to train hundreds of pupils, dormitories, recreational and accommodation facilities for both students and teachers.
Dr. Bawumia emphasised that, ultimately Ghana’s economic development and stability are dependent on our ability to invent and develop new products.
He explained that, this requires technological innovation which is obtainable through the expertise of specialists with knowledgeable science, technology, engineering and mathematics research and the Government is focused on that.