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03.09.2005 Regional News

Two Oguaa students qualify for National STME competition


Cape Coast, Sept. 3, GNA - Two students from the Cape Coast Municipality, were on Friday adjudged the best in this year's Central Region zone 'A' Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME) clinic science project competition.

They are Miss Lyanne Dede Sackey, a form-one student of the Wesley Girls' High School and Master Mawuta Ahiatrogah, a form-two student of the University Junior Secondary School.

Miss Sackey, who mounted a project on "a model telephone," was first among 12 other competitors in the Senior Secondary School (SSS) sector while Master Ahiatrogah, whose project was on "picture viewer" also topped 39 other contestants in the Junior Secondary School (JSS) division.

The two winners would represent the Region in the National STME project competition to be held later in the year. All the 51 competitors were presented with prizes, comprising books and certificates.

According to Mrs. Sophia Kizzie-Hayford, Coordinator of the STME clinic, 180 students from JSS and SSS in the Cape Coast Municipality, Mfantsiman and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem Districts participated in the weeklong clinic under the theme, "Wealth Creation, Physics as a Tool". She stated that Moral and Family Life Education, Career Guidance and Education on the dreadful HIV/AIDS pandemic were incorporated into the programme, as a step to make the youth live with integrity and responsibility.

She commended the Municipal and two District Assemblies and the Ghana Education Service for their support to promote the development of the human resource base of the nation. In a welcoming address, Mr. Muniru Arafat Nuhu, Cape Coast Municipal Chief Executive underscored the importance of science and technology in the socio-economic development of the nation, and said the only way poverty could be eradicated was through the delivery of quality education.

He explained that a nation's development was not only measured by her volume of natural resources, but also how its human resource could be developed to promote socio-economic development.

Mr. Nuhu said it was in this regard that the government, attached great importance to the development of the nation's human resource base and every year promoted and supported STME clinics throughout the country.