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Kpando SHS Wins Top Prize at 2023 STEM Camp.

Kpando SHS Wins Top Prize at 2023 STEM Camp.

The 2023 STMIE Camp held in Saltpond concluded with Kpando SHS being crowned the best school overall. Over the course of the 5-day event, students participated in project-based activities focused on subjects such as Physics, Agricultural Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology, and Computing.

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The Deputy Director-General of GES in charge of Management Services, Mr. Stephen Kwaku Owusu, represented the Director-General, Dr. Eric Nkansah, as the chairman of the event and thanked the students and teachers for their creative works on STEM/STEAM.

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Mrs. Olivia Serwaa Opare, the Director for the Science Education Unit at GES (National STEM Resource Centre), explained that the Camp aimed to provide students with hands-on STEM/STEAM activities to solidify the concepts taught in the classroom.

Speakers at the event, including the Special Advisor to the Honourable Minister for Education on STEM policy, Prof. Adom Asamoah, and the guest speaker, Prof. (Mrs.) Mercy Denkyi, highlighted the importance of prioritizing STEM education in the country.

Awards were given to students who excelled at the Camp, with Kpando SHS receiving a special award from the Honourable Minister for Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, in the form of a projector for improving digital learning in the school. Stephen Agbofah from Kpando SHS was crowned the overall best student at the Camp and received a laptop from the Director-General of GES.

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Worawora SHS was recognized as the best project school at the Camp, while Sulemana Madihatu and Mawunyega Elikem from Ghana SHS, Tamale, and Holly Child School, Cape Coast, respectively, were named as the 1st and 2nd runners up.

All three students received a medal, trophy, and certificate. Sulemana Madihatu from Ghana SHS, Tamale, was also recognized as the best girl student at the Camp and received a trophy for her achievement.

The speakers and award winners emphasized the need to prioritize STEM education in Ghana to promote development in the country.

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