Promoting STEAM Mode of Education




A hematologist with the University of Cape Coast (UCC), Professor Ivy Ekem, has stated that the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) mode which acknowledges all areas of study as important and integrated must be promoted in schools in the country.


“Everything is integrated, so must the teaching be, otherwise we raise engineers who cannot build anything or agricultural students who cannot farm and doctors who have no empathy,” she explained.


Addressing the 59th Speech and Prize-giving Day of the Mfantsiman Girls Senior High School at Saltpond at the weekend, Prof. Ekem said children must be encouraged to pursue their individual endowments and interests without being pushed into areas of study prejudiced as more important.


Prof. Ekem said the nation must make a definite move to change “our mode of education or continue to produce unemployable graduates or worse still, uncommitted employed graduates.”


She advised students, teachers, parents and the community as a whole to support build a better nation.


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