Nkawie (Ash), Sept 08, GNA - Mr Eddy Obeng-Darko, the Atwima District Director of Education, has said the nation could maintain a balanced living standard if science and technology were accorded importance.
He was closing a one-week Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) workshop for 70 participants comprising from some basic and secondary schools in the Atwima District at Nkawie.
Organised by the Atwima District Education Directorate with support from the district assembly, the clinic was under the theme, "Scientific and Technological Education - The Hope Of The Nation". Mr Obeng-Darko said building a substantial science and technology capability is vital to eliminating illiteracy, disease and poverty.
"We must, at this stage of our national development, take cognisance of the fact that science and technology education and application would give the country the requisite direction to fight the problems of under-development, ignorance, poverty, hunger and environmental degradation," he said.
The youth, he said, should be supported and encouraged to realise that the only way to level up with the developed world was through a determined effort to process scientific knowledge and skills and apply them.
Mrs Grace Mensah, the STME Co-ordinator, said the clinic has enabled the participants to be computer literate and also made them develop the ability to appreciate the benefits of science and technology.