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Deputy Minister: We are Building Schools Bigger than PRESEC, Mfantsipim

The Deputy Minister for Education Honourable John Ntim Fordjour has revealed on Adom TV morning programme about the decision of the government to promote Science based education which will likely go a bit higher than PRESEC and Mfantsipim SHS in the country.

The Minister had a one-on-one encounter on the morning programme dubbed 'Badwam' with Omanhene Kwabena Asante which he disclosed about the government's plans towards the establishment of other second cycle institutions that are going to be higher above the level of the already existing schools like PRESEC and Mfantsipim.

The government's effort to raise the standard of education in area of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics in the country is key to quality education.

"We are building senior high schools that's going to be bigger than PRESEC and Mfantsipim. STEM will help produce students who are going to focus on Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Science. The system of education now constitutes 40% Science and 60% humanities but we shall change the trend to 60% Science and 40% humanities" he said.

The current system of education has become grammar oriented or what is best described as theory based with little attention to Science, technical and vocational courses which would tend to produce students with the technical know how to help spearhead massive development in the country.

The Stem schools are scattered across some regions in Ghana including the Greater Accra, Ashanti, Eastern etc.

Aside that, Omanhene Kwabena Asante, the host of Badwam took time to interview Honourable John Ntim Fordjour in different areas regarding the new time table and the primary school children that wrote their first ever external exams on Numeracy and Literacy

This has been the first time in Ghana that we didn't witness any leakages of questions in an examination.

The little challenge we had was that some schools that were far from the examination centres delayed a bit. We would be able to know and access students on their weaknesses concerning basic calculations and reading skills" the minister said.

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