In order to excel in our nation, girls should take on challenges in the study of STEM fields, according to Mrs. Efuah Amoah, the Bono East Regional Director of Education.
She says that whatever a man can do, a woman can do better.
She gave this advice yesterday at Techiman Senior School campus during the 3rd Edition of Energy Commission’s Senior High School Renewable Energy Challenge competition under the theme, “Clean Cooking and Food Processing using Renewable Energy Technologies”.
Jema SHS finished the competition in seventh place with 61.3 percent, followed by Yeji SHS in sixth place with 61.7 percent, Nkoranza SHS in fifth place with 65.5 percent, Techiman SHS, the host school, in fourth place with 67.8 percent, Kintampo SHS in third place with 68 percent, Kwabre SHS from Nkoranza in second place with 68.8 percent, and Nkoranza Technical Institute in first place with 71.2 percent.
After the tournament, Mrs. Efuah Amoah praised all the girls who participated and urged parents to support their kids’ academic endeavors. She also spoke to Nana Kwadwo Adu of Asta Fm.
On her part, Madam Bernice Nortey an Officer at the Renewable Energy Division at the Energy Commission of Ghana explained the rationale behind the project.
She expressed the hope the competition would instil in the students the desire to contribute meaningfully to the nation’s search for alternative and efficient renewable energy sources to boost socio-economic and industrial development.
She said one of the responsibilities of the Commission under the ‘Renewable Energy Act’, 2011 (Act 832), was to promote the efficient use of electricity and renewable energy resources through public education, training and regulation of entrepreneurs in the sector.
The Bono East Regional Science, Maths and Technology Coordinator, Mr. David Mensah Agyampa lauded Nkoranza Technical Institute for emerging as winners for the second time and urged them to do their best to qualify at the Zonal level in order to go for the National Competition this year.
The Coordinator for Nkoranza Technical Institute, Mr. Acquah Richard and his students who won the competition expressed their profound gratitude to the organizers.
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Nana Kwadwo Adu