Let’s prepare children for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Deputy Education Minister
Deputy minister for education Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, says children must be prepared for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
He said they must be introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at an early stage to be prepared for the future.
Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, said this at the For Inspiration and Recognition in Science and Technology (FIRST) LEGON League National Robotics Championship in Accra.
The programme themed: “Giving the Opportunity to our future leaders.
“was organised in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service with support from Ghana Gas.
According to him University of Ghana, UDS and University of Communication Studies are the Championship brought together School learners from the public and private schools.
Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, said everything in the world was technological, therefore, children would be well equipped to survive by the time they were at the tertiary level.
He said: “Let’s tease the minds of children to be passionate about using the brains, heart and hands, which is more in the space.”
The Deputy minister for education Rev. John Ntim Fordjour said the country’s educational sector was undergoing transformation coupled with many innovations geared towards entrepreneurship.
“An entrepreneur is basically a problem solver, and we are saddled with lots of problems, and we need to solve them ourselves than to patronise what the Western world has done for us,” she said.
Deputy minister for education said, competitions provided opportunities to unearth talents for mentorship and grooming to solve societal problems.
The Deputy minister for education noted that robots were reducing workload in developed countries, hence called for support for talents in the country.
Story by Fada Amakye (Otec fm)