An initiative to provide free structured programs and trainings for students and teachers has been launched by the Alpha Beta Education Centre (ABEC) in Accra as part of a $350,000 STEM project.
The two-year initiative, according to Dr. Naomi Adjepong, head of ABEC, would also give the school the chance to expand its current facilities, including information technology, science, and innovation labs.
This was said by her when she introduced the project during the weekend’s “Celebrating 35 Years of Impact” 35th anniversary and founders’ day celebration of the school.
Dr. Adjepong said that the school’s objective to provide academic excellence had reached an important milestone of 35 years, and that the STEM initiative will ensure that more students and Ghanaians acquired industry-related skills to promote national development.
She said that the lack of resources for schools to support STEM education was having a negative impact on the growth of the nation and the continent of Africa.
Without regard to Africa’s talent pool, she continued, “there is likely to be a limited domestic trained STEM workforce, leading to the recruitment of foreign personnel for STEM-related professions.”
According to Dr. Adjepong, the students would get the opportunity to speak with professionals from the industry who would serve as mentors, igniting their interest in STEM and leading them to consider professions in the field.
As a result, the director of ABEC took advantage of the occasion to urge continued funding for STEM education across the nation in order to hasten development.
She congratulated the founders of the school for their enormous commitment to the development of Ghanaians and wished a happy anniversary to all of the employees, parents, and students at ABEC.
Broadcaster and ABEC alumnus Emmanuel Kwame Sarpong reflected on his time there and said that the instruction and direction he received there helped to mold him into the person he is today.
He consequently praised ABEC for the project and the valuable education it has provided over the years.
Mr. Sarpong advised students to make the most of the tools at their disposal to advance their academic careers and advance the nation.
A diverse and varied teaching and learning environment is one that children are exposed to at ABEC, which was founded in 1988 with six students and one staff person.
The school aims to help students develop abilities that will help them compete favorably in the global marketplace and be agents of change on a larger scale. It also encourages the best examples of Christian morality and service to others.