Benjamin Adamafio Commey, GNA
Gomoa Fetteh (C/R),
Nov 28, GNA – Mrs Olivia Serwaa Opare, the Performing Head of Science Education Unit
at Ghana Training Company, has urged Built-in Science teachers to prioritise
the simple factor of the issue to create the being familiar with and core competencies of their
pupils for nationwide growth.
She said however most
secondary schools experienced been resourced with laboratory devices and elements,
some academics had been unwilling to engage the learners in practicals, a situation
which minimal their comprehending and afflicted their academic performances.
Mrs Opare was
talking to the Ghana Information Agency, in an interview, on the sidelines of the
2019 Ghana Science Olympiad Competitiveness, held in Gomoa Fetteh in the Central
“I often convey to
our instructors that it is critical for us to instruct Science in the practical way
mainly because this will make the learners considerably additional fascinated in the subject matter,” she
and components are available besides that some of them really don’t see the need to
expose pupils, primarily, non science college students, to the use of the simple
“Some of them
complain that it is time consuming but it is the correct of these pupils to
grow to be almost-oriented. We want to disabuse their minds that Science is a
The a few-day
Olympiad Competitiveness is a policy intervention by the Ministry of Instruction and
Ghana Training Provider (GES) below the Secondary Education and learning Improvement Job
It seeks to equip
students from underserved educational institutions with significant contemplating competencies and expose them
to the sensible factors of Science and Mathematics to strengthening their
knowledge to better understand their planet and to pick out Science-associated
professions for accelerated countrywide progress.
It also aims at
typically promoting the practical educating and discovering of Science, Technology
Mrs Opare urged the
teachers to make the matter an all college student-inclusive one to whip up the
pursuits, of all, specially of non Science learners.
On the Science
Olympiad programme, Mrs Opare explained, as
section of endeavours to increase the Programme’s outreach, the Ministry, by way of the
GES, and the Ghana Science Olympiad (GSO) Board, would decentralise the method
to make certain that hard to achieve colleges also benefited.
“Appear up coming
12 months, it is the vision of GES to grow the programme to the areas, so we will
decentralise it and it will be completed at the regional amount and with any luck ,, to the
district degree one working day, and I imagine accomplishing that will support deliver about a lot enhancement.”
Instructors, she said,
would also be much better empowered by means of steady teaching to make certain that they
were uncovered to these lab devices and chemical substances to permit them to superior
affect this sort of expertise and expertise to students.
She lauded the
Authorities, the Minister of Education and the Director- Basic of the GES for
their constant guidance in direction of strengthening the instructing and studying of Science
pupils who spoke to the GNA also lauded the initiative for the exposure it
experienced made available them.
“With regard to
the simple inquiries, we experienced the theoretical understanding about most of them
but the lab devices had been unfamiliar to us. We experienced not noticed them, before allow
alone receiving to know how to use them, in particular, the Physics part,” David
Owusu Bosompem, a Form 3 Science university student of Accra High SHS claimed.
“I definitely would like
that this programme will be held often for us, even on holidays, since
it will make improvements to on our performances a large amount,” Victoria Nyame, yet another Variety
three Science scholar of the Adventist SHS in Kumasi, Ashanti Area explained.
“I have learnt a
large amount from the programme mainly because what we have been executing in this article is quite various
from that of college. This is far more practical! A thing we haven’t performed in our
college nevertheless, so this is my initial time of doing these a practical work.”
In all, 454 students
selected from 227 colleges from across the region, participated in the
programme, held beneath the topic:
“Science, Mathematics and Technologies for Accelerated Development.”
There have been two
participants from just about every college.