Students and staff of Worawora Senior High School in the Oti Region have extolled the Minister of Education Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum for the introduction of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Ghana.
According to them, their involvement in STEM related activities which has been introduced at second cycle institutions in the country has helped them to provide lifesaving solutions to deprived communities around the school.
INNOVATIONS FROM WORAWORA SHS
The students of Worawora SHS in an interview with OTEC News reporter Jacob Agyenim Boateng on Sunday October 8, 2023, said they have been able to develop solar powered charging system for residents of Abotuoase who have no access to the National grid.
The innovation they noted has save residents in the area from walking several killometres to charge their mobile phones and other rechargeable equipments.
The students lead by one Engineer Aboagye Daniel, a tutor at the school have also develop a solar powered irritation system for farmers in the area something that has been implemented for farmers.
Through their STEM activities, Worawora SHS has also provided locally assembled solar powered lights for Odometor clinic which affords nurses at the facility to work even at night.
Wining STEM School of the Year
Following the pragmatic and problem solving innovations, Worawora Senior High School was adjudged as the National STEM School of the Year at the 2023 edition of the Ghana Education Awards organized by the National Union of Ghana Students NUGS.
Dunbbed “Hon. Adutwum STEM Institution of the Year” the award recognises individuals, groups or institutions who have distinguished themselves in the area of STEM related methodologies to solve everyday problems.
The school was ultimately awarded for being the most innovative STEM institution of the year on August 29, 2023.
Courtesy Call on Oti Regional Minister
The School after winning the enviable award payed a courtesy call on the Oti Regional Minister, Josuah Makubu.
They presented the trophy to the Minister and called for support from the Minister and stakeholders in the education sector in order to continue their work.
In his addressing, Mr Josuah Makubu commended the students and staff of the school for winning the award.
He pledged government’s commitment to supporting students who are into STEM related activities.
For his part, the Headmaster for Worawora SHS Mr Michael Gyamasi appealed to stakeholders in the education sector to support the school.
He noted that the school is in dire need of infrastructural projects to help accommodated the growing population of the school.
Source: Ghana/otecfmghana.com/Jacob Agyenim Boateng