In a move aimed at revolutionizing education in the country, the Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum has announced the introduction of aviation and aerospace engineering programmes in 12 Senior High Schools (SHS) across the country.
This initiative, set to commence in the upcoming academic year, is a significant leap forward in promoting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education and empowering Ghanaian students for the future.
Dr. Adutwum made this announcement during the 2nd STEM Promotion Roadshow at Abomosu Senior High School in the Eastern Region on Monday, October 2, 2023.
“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 mere club but an academic programme,” he said.
He said this initiative aligns with government’s vision to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to thrive in the ever-evolving world of STEM disciplines. By introducing specialized programmes in aviation and aerospace engineering, the government aims to prepare a new generation of innovators and professionals capable of contributing significantly to the nation’s growth and competitiveness on the global stage.
The Minister’s announcement received widespread acclaim from participants in the Roadshow who generally were of the view that the move signifies a significant step towards bridging the gap between education and industry needs, ensuring that Ghanaian students are well-prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.
The Association of Ghana Industries who were also participants in the Roadshow used the opportunity to commend government for its proactive stance in introducing STRM courses in SHS schools in the country.
CEO Seth Twum Akwaboah said despite this proactiveness, he is looking forward to the introduction of STEM education in all levels of education tasking government to continue to do more to improve our education system.