GOVT TO TURN GHANA INTO MATHS, SCIENCE-FREINDLY NATION

ACCRA, The government will support Ghana's youth, especially those pursuing science-related courses, to develop their talents in order to achieve accelerated national development, says Education Minister Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh.

It would, therefore, make sure that students had access to Science, Mathematics and Technology teaching and learning materials to acquire the necessary knowledge, he said in a speech read on his behalf Tuesday at the National Science and Technology Fair being held here under the theme, "Creativity and Innovations in Science and Technology, an Asset for National Development".

Dr Opoku Prempeh said in line with the 2016 Education Strategic Plan, the government would strengthen science education at all levels of the education system, by providing technical and vocational education and training, as well as providing special incentives for students and graduates pursuing science-related courses.

"We live in a scientific and technological era, and therefore, it is prudent to provide a level playing field for all children of school-going age to have access to teaching and learning materials that will enable them to achieve their aspirations in life," he said.

He said the nation's development could be accelerated and sustained through improved infrastructure, technology, better medical care and research and this was why the government was committed to developing the talents of the youth at an early age.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK

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