The construction of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Academy in Ghana has officially began. The ground breaking ceremony was attended by Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, who cut the sod during the ceremony.

The aim of the project is to equipped students with 21st Century skills. These Academy will offer knowledge in computer science, robotics and artificial intelligence, creativity, communication and collaboration.

President Akufo-Addo said, “Ghana should be producing at least 30,000 engineers annually for the desired level socio-economic transformation” and added that the 20 STEM centres and 10 model STEM senior high schools across the country were at various stages of completion.”


The project is a very good idea as the facility will have 28 classrooms, 14 science laboratories with prep rooms and a library. It is also expected to have an administrative block, accounts office, book store, staff common room and a reception area. While a sickbay, a multipurpose hall (1,500 sitting capacity), a canteen, 26 washrooms and a store comprises the ancillary space  is also in the facility.

We have witness in the past the projects like this sometimes don’t leave that long due to the lack of maintenance attached to such facilities. This is one of Africa’s biggest problem when it comes to infrastructure as they dont have the maintenance culture to ensure such facilities are in order.

Under the condition, the project is exepected to be completed in 24months. So we are all watching to see if they will complete it or have that maintenance culture imbedded in their system as it is the only way such project can truely be echod as a solid project espcially here in Africa.


SOURCE: DailyGuideNetwork

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