The National Commission for Civic Education, Atiwa West District in collaboration with Ghana Education Service, Atiwa West, has embarked on an educational tour with girls from some selected Civic Education Clubs (6 Clubs). The group visited the Koforidua Technical University The aim of the tour was to expose the pupils to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M), in order for them to aspire to undertake such courses in the university and ultimately to be responsible citizens in the future.
The programme was formulated to realize the mandate of NCCE, in Chapter 19, Article 233 (d) of the 1992 Constitution which is “to formulate, implement and oversee programmes intended to inculcate in the citizens of Ghana awareness of their civic responsibilities and an appreciation of their rights and obligations as free people.”
On arrival, the pupils were met by Dr. Vida Opoku Adusei (Head of the Department of the School of Engineering). Other dignitaries present were: Dr. Anim Ofosu (Dean of Engineering), Dr. Samuel Coffie (Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences), Madam Julia Frimpomaa Awuku (Administrator of the School of Engineering), Mr George A.K. Amey (Programs Officer, N.C.C.E), Chidera Anna (National Service Personnel) and Madam Gloria Aparloius (Representative from the Ghana Education Service).
In all, one hundred and twenty- seven (127) pupils benefited from the programme. The students were taken to the various laboratories within the faculty to have an idea about what the activities carried out in a laboratory entail.
The Head of the Department, Dr. Vida Opoku Adusei lauded the initiatives taken by the organizers and urged the pupils to take the educational tour seriously in order for them to gain maximum benefits from the S.T.E.M. She further advised them that, due to the rapid advancement of the technological world, they should focus their career choices on S.T.E.M. in order for them to catch up with the advancing world.
Mr. George A. K. Amey thanked the University for allowing them to use their facility in exposing the pupils to the technological world and looks forward to future collaborations to produce more female engineers to break the status quo.
Mr. George Amey, Programmes Director of Atiwa West District Office (left) with his pupils and Dr. Anim Ofosu, the Dean of School of Engineering to the girls (right), the need to learn Science and Technology in this ever-changing world.
Dr Samuel Coffie, Faculty of Health and Allied Sciences (left) expatiating on some charts in the laboratory and a cross-section of participants at the programme (right)
Participants in a group picture at the end of the tour.
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