The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has on Wednesday, 12th January 2022 cut sod for the construction of one of the new STEM Schools in Accra which will be called the Accra STEM Academy.
STEM which means Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics if the new focus of the Ministry of Education since the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei-Adutwum took over as the new substantive minister to head the sector.
According to the minister, a number of the new STEM Schools are being constructed across the country in order to change education in Ghana so everyone should expect to see one in their localities soon.
Speaking at the sod-cutting ceremony, President Akufo-Addo assured Ghanaians that within the next 24 months if God wills, the Accra STEM Academy should be completed to cater to Kindergarten to High School.
Within the next twenty-four (24) months, God willing, the Accra STEM Academy will be completed from kindergarten to high school, with an expected population of some two thousand (2,000) students.
This Academy will have a number of state-of-the-art facilities, including a four-storey classroom block, science laboratories, a sickbay, administrative area, staff common room, library, washrooms, canteen, and a one thousand, five hundred (1,500) capacity multi-purpose hall.
The Accra STEM Academy, being constructed at a cost of thirty-two million cedis (GH¢32 million), will equip learners from kindergarten to senior high school with 21st century skills in problem solving, creativity, communication, collaboration, data literacy, digital literacy, and computer science.
In addition, the Accra STEM Academy will be a place where learners in junior high school will be provided with the options of learning basic engineering, manufacturing, and global studies to help them make informed decisions on their preferred programmes of choice at senior high school level.