General News of Monday, 11 February 2019Source: dailyguideafrica.com1,000 girls to receive free engineering trainingThis to help ensure that young girls become empowered and cultivate confidenceThe Space Science System Research Institute (SSSRI), Ghana’s first private space science institute, is to train about 1,000 girls from the basic and Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To this end, SSSRI has decided to sponsor 1,000 girls in STEM Education free of charge to commemorate this year’s United Nations International Women and Girls in STEM Education Day, which falls today. The day is celebrated to inspire creativity among females through promoting hands-on practical base activities that demonstrate and integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “Apart from cultivating students’ interest in science, SSSRI aims to strengthen students’ ability to integrate and apply knowledge and skills across different STEM disciplines,” he stated. “We have been promoting STEM education among schools in a holistic and coherent manner, with strategies that embrace renewing the curricula of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education,” he added.
Source: GhanaWeb February 11, 2019 12:19 UTC