Italy commends Ghana for its efforts in advancing STEM education

By Majesty 3 Min Read

Ghana’s efforts to accelerate the country’s development by boosting Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education have been commended by the Italian government. 

In order to teach the specialists required to operationalize companies and other institutions in order to increase the country’s economy, STEM education should be promoted throughout the nation, according to Mr. Marco Riccardo Rusconi, Director of the Italian Agency for Cooperation, who made this announcement. 

He made this announcement on Monday while leading a 13-person Italian team to Accra to make the Education Minister a courtesy call. 

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The purpose of the tour was to strengthen the decades-long relationship that already exists between the people of Ghana and Italy. 

The group used the visit to address various topics that would have the potential to further the growth of the two nations in addition to strengthening ties between them. 

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Plans to help the growth of Ghana’s education by improving the curriculum and encouraging entrepreneurship among the people so they may expand their economic activities were alluded to by the director of the Italian Agency for Cooperation. 

Growth in commerce On the other hand, Daniela d’Orlandi, the Italian ambassador to Ghana, said that efforts were underway to entice numerous investors to make investments in a range of industries in order to strengthen the national economy. 

She narrated the work underway to create a national centre for skills training in order to improve youth skills and entrepreneurship. 

The ambassador committed to working together with different organisations and interested parties to encourage the expansion of their activities in order to boost the regional economy. 

Change is advancing Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the minister of education, stated that the government is still focused on education since it is the key to the country’s growth and that great efforts are being made to pull the country out of poverty. 

He recalled how the country’s school enrollment increased when the Free Senior High School programme was implemented because it gave many young people the chance to receive high-quality education, which was essential for reducing poverty.

 Moving from the 19th to the 21st Century: According to Dr. Adutwum, all he was doing was assisting in the country’s transition from the 19th to the 21st Century educational system so that Ghanaian students could compete with their counterparts throughout the world. 

In an effort to encourage the use of the Italian language both domestically and abroad, he declared that efforts were being made to teach the language in one senior high school.

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