The government has refurbished, rehabilitated and constructed 15 new science laboratories in some Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country.
The 15 are part of 36 such laboratories in some SHSs across the country that the government is working on as part of its agenda to promote science education.
Some of the fully refurbished and furnished laboratories are in Accra Academy and Lashibi SHSs in the Greater Accra Region, two in Wesley Girls in the Central Region and Okuapeman and Aburi Girls’ SHS both in the Eastern Region.
The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, said this at the opening of the 6th National Education Week in Accra on Monday.
The Minister said Ghana is currently undergoing an unprecedented educational revolution, particularly in public basic and junior high schools, challenging prevailing doubts and skepticism.
Dr Adutwum said the revolutionary changes are based on evidence-based communication, a shift from conventional education norms characterised by rectangular brown and yellow buildings and uniforms.
The Minister for Information Mr Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, on his part, said Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education is the cornerstone of the government’s technological development and industrialisation agenda.
The Minister said that was why the government had made creditable investments to improve the rollout and delivery of STEM in the country.