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Science teachers' negative attitudes demoralise students


Begoro (E/R), Sept. 12, GNA - The Fanteakwa District Co-ordinator of Science, Technology and Mathematics Education (STME), Mr Joseph Obeng, has urged science teachers in basic schools to establish a positive attitude to the teaching of the subject to attract the interest of their students.

He said science teachers should assist their students to undertake at least one science project every month to sustain their interest in the subject.

Mr Obeng made the remarks at the closing ceremony of a STME clinic for 57 students made up of 37 girls and 20 boys drawn from junior and senior secondary schools at Begoro on Friday.

Disciplines at the clinic included physics, chemistry, biology, computer literacy and tyre-and-dye where outstanding students in the various disciplines were awarded prizes.

He expressed his displeasure at the failure of the students to submit science projects from their schools to this year's STME Clinic. Mr Obeng said henceforth, school science projects would be monitored to put science teachers on their toes.

In a speech read for him, the Fanteakwa District Director of Education, Mr Stephen Peter-Andoh urged well-to-do citizens and financial institutions to assist the government's effort in promoting Science and Technology to accelerate the country's development.

He called for the resuscitation of science clubs in schools in the District and appealed to chiefs to release land to establish a botanical garden and science museum at Begoro for the preservation of science research projects, articles and publications.