The Minister in charge of Education in Ghana, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutum has disclosed that some selected high schools in the country will offer courses in aviation and aerospace starting in the next academic year.
According to the renowned educationist, this move forms part of efforts to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country to enable Ghanaian students to compete in the fourth industrial revolution.
Speaking at the Afia Kobi Ampem Girls Senior High School in the Ashanti Region, he said his Ministry is keen on promoting STEM in schools across the country.
“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 club but an academic programme,” he revealed.
He further added that “This school is going to be transformed into a STEM school. They are doing some great things in the field of aviation and aerospace as pioneers at this level,”
“We are going to provide them a library so that they can do just that and I have no doubt in my mind that five years from now this school will be one of the best in the country,” he said.
The minister was in the school to encourage the girls who had formed an engineering club to work hard and make a mark in the field of engineering while positioning themselves to further their education abroad.