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31.08.2006 Education

Re-Invigorate Teaching Of Science In Schools - Owusu-Ankomah

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Paapa Owusu-Ankomah, Minister for Education, Science and Sports, has stressed the need to re-invigorate the teaching of science in the nation's educational system to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

He said even though Ghana had made significant strides in science education, much remained to be done to tip the balance in favour of national development goals.

Paapa Owusu-Ankomah made the call in an address read on his behalf at the 48th Annual Conference and Workshop of the Ghana Association of Science Teachers (GAST) in Kumasi last Tuesday.

More than 300 science teachers from the basic and second-cycle institutions throughout the country attended the conference, under the theme, "Science and Technology Education - A Panacea for National Development."

Paapa Owusu-Ankomah pledged Government's commitment to revamp and push forward science and technology programmes to lift Ghana to the long sought middle-income status by 2015.

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