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Aug 22, 2012

Government adopts policy on Science, Technology


Hon. Sherry Ayittey, the Minister of Environment, Science and Technology, says Government has espoused a new national policy on Science and Technology Education.

She adds “this is driven by the realization that science, technology and innovation are critical for economic growth and productivity and government has consequently introduced various education reforms and training programmes, to achieve the desired goals”.

Ms. Ayittey disclosed this at Dodowa, in the Shai-Osudoku District in the Greater Accra Region, when she addressed a workshop on the Skill Development Fund (SDF).

She revealed her Ministry, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, is improving the science and engineering contents of the curriculum, posting more science teachers to second cycle schools, promoting science clubs in the schools, as well as equipping the laboratories in the schools.

In addition, the Ministry has granted scholarships to over 5,000 brilliant students to study mathematics and science.

The Participants were from the Tertiary, Technical and Vocational Institutions.

The fund is an initiative of the Council for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (COTVET), which seeks to address financial challenges in the technical, vocational and educational training sector, as well as skill development and access to technology.

Source: ISD