The Engineering College of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi has published an analytical report on the Senior High Schools in Ghana whose students make it to the department since 2004.
According to the the report, there is a trend of the top 25 Senior High Schools that contribute undergraduate students to the KNUST College of Engineering and account for 92% of all students who have enrolled since 2004.
A part of the report read thus “Only ten (10) Senior High Schools have contributed two-thirds (67%) of all undergraduate students that have been enrolled at the KNUST College of Engineering from 2004 to date.
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Eight (8) out of the top ten (10) are boys’ schools, one is a mixed-school and one is a girls’
The report further revealed that there are only 5 girls schools in the top 25. These schools are; Wesley Girls High School, St Louis SHS, Holy Child SHS, St Rose’s and Aburi Girls’ SHS.
The forward recommendation is that advocacy in the Senior High Schools should be intensified to encourage a lot of female students into the field.
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It is also important to encourage a lot more students from the Senior High School to select engineering courses as a means of attaining the targeted 30,000 number of engineers in the country.
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Below is the Cumulative for the top 24 SHS (2004-2021)