The Open University and the Ministry of Education in Ghana have launched a programme to promote the effective teaching of practical science in Senior High Schools. Open STEM Africa: Ghana, is aimed at improving practical teaching and learning of science and in particular providing support for under-qualified or inexperienced science teachers, in line with the government of Ghana’s education policy.
OpenSTEM Africa: Ghana is an innovative programme that will bring experiential learning to 148 of the lowest performing Senior High Schools (SHS) in Ghana.
Dr Jane Cullen, Senior Lecturer in Leadership and International Development and OpenSTEM Africa: Ghana Academic Director, commented:
“OpenSTEM Africa:Ghana is an opportunity for the OU WELS and STEM faculties to work together in support of the Government of Ghana and in collaborative partnership with key Ghanaian government agencies such as CENDLOS to provide innovative, interactive and engaging solutions to improving the study of the sciences at scale in Ghana.”
Associate Head of School for Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS), Eric Addae-Kyeremeh, said ‘The middle leadership programme will enhance the skills of heads of science departments in Senior High Schools and develop their capacity to lead school-based professional development, a key priority of the government of Ghana.’
Read more about the programme launch on OUNews.co.
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