Government urged to expand STEM education to include arts and media
As Ghana prepares to roll out its STEM education policy, some school leaders are urging the government to broaden its scope to include other disciplines such as arts and multimedia.
Stakeholders gathered at the International Community College’s annual STEM fair to test the creativity of its students.
The International Community College’s Science Technology Engineering Arts and Multimedia (STEAM) fair was intended to enable students of the school to apply multidisciplinary strategies in solving problems in their environment.
This year’s STEAM project was themed “Waste to Resource, Reduce, Re-Use, Recycle” focusing on recycling harmless waste into the environment.
International Community College principal Eva Asamoah said the fair was about giving students the opportunity to creatively apply what they learned in the classroom.
“STEAM enhances creativity, it also enhances innovation, it brings teamwork on board and they also have fun while learning. Here the student becomes the center of learning and the teachers play their role as facilitators.
“We would like to invite stakeholders interested in what we do to join us and support children’s good works,” she added.
Richard Dadzi, the school’s principal, though pleased with the introduction of STEM education in the country, called for greater efforts to expand the program to other areas.
Some parents were grateful to the school for the opportunity given to their wards.
The school’s project-based learning activity takes place every other term of each school year.