Quality STEM education, springboard for students’ academic success- Prof Adinortey

Cape Coast, Over the years, quality Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education had proven to be the fundamental area of study, which defines the academic success of students, Professor Michael Adinortey, President for the Ghana Science Association (GSA) has said.

He said it had become prudent to address challenges associated with this area of study to be able to help students perform above expectations in the West Africa Senior High School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

Prof. Adinortey said this at the opening of a capacity building workshop for Senior High School (SHS) science teachers at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) on Tuesday.

It is being organised under the auspices of the GSA in collaboration with the College of Agricultural and Natural Sciences of the UCC.

The maiden workshop designed to equip the knowledge-base and to build capacity of SHS elective science teachers, comes after the West African Examination Council’s (WAEC) report on factors contributing to students’ failure.

Prof. Adinortey said putting the necessary educational infrastructure in place without improving on the knowledge-base, skills, and capacity of teachers who handle these subjects was a work in futility.

He said teachers would be exposed to modern methods and skills of teaching that would enhance their understanding of some concepts captured in the WAEC examiner’s reports.

Source: Ghana News Agency