Ghana Education Service Implements Projects To Promote STEM In Junior High Schools
The Ghana Education Service( GES) with backing support from the Korea International Cooperation Agency( KOICA) is enforcing a four- year gender- responsive pedagogy project that generally seeks to ameliorate the competency nature of Junior High School( JHS) girls in Science, Technology, Mathematics and Engineering( STEM) Education in two regions, Central and Eastern, across 10 areas, 5 sections in each of the two regions.
An aggregate of 400 Junior High Schools, 200 from each region who are taking part, are the heirs of this ongoing project.
Some of the various activities that are being implemented under the project include but are not limited to
1. Development and printing of Math and Science textbooks and Gender Responsive primers for teachers.
2. Training Mathematics and Science teachers in gender- responsive pedagogy.
3. Organizing Mathematics and Science Quiz Competitions at Schools or Circuits, District, Regional and National levels.
4. Organizing Girls ’ holiday Camp Meetings at all levels.
5. Advocacy on the rights of girl child issues at all situations.
6. After academic session classes.
7. School club activities.
On Wednesday 5th April 2023, a project steering committee meeting that was chaired by the Director- General, Dr Eric Nkansah and KOICA Ghana Country Director, Moon Heon Kong, was held to assess the implementation of the project conditioning and to consider and authorize project implications plan for first and alternate quarter of 2023.
Also in attendance was the Director in charge of schools and instructions, Director in charge of partnerships and affiliations, Director of Science Education, Director in charge of Girls Education, Director in charge of Guidance and Counselling, the Eastern and Central Regional Directors and five District Directors.
The Ghana Education Service (GES) is committed to undertake promoting of the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics( STEM) right from the onset of Primary levels to the Junior High Schools and even to the Senior High School levels across the stated regions.