‘STEM education imparts knowledge, fosters mindset of curiosity’

A Senior Executive for enhancement and innovation at the World Federation of Youth Clubs (WFYC), USA, Mr Glenn D. Permuy, has lauded the significance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

According to Mr Permuy, STEM did not only impart knowledge, but it also fostered a mindset of curiosity, critical thinking and problem-solving, which would enable the youth to critically appreciate challenges and develop innovative and sustainable solutions for a brighter future.

This was contained in a speech read on his behalf at the grand finale of the 2024 edition of the Maths and Science quiz competition organised by the Boys and Girls Club of Ghana, Anomabo, in partnership with WFYC.

Speaking on the theme: “Promoting Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills at Basic Schools: The Role of Stem Education”, he indicated that “Through STEM, we are not just teaching our children what to think, but more importantly, how to think”.

He added that in the rapidly evolving world, the role of STEM education has never been more critical as it paved the way for innovation and solving complex problems that communities faced.

Mr Permuy, therefore, acknowledged the fact that the WFYC-MSQ Competition exemplified the essence of passion for learning and discovery among the youth, which WFCY endeavoured to achieve.

“I am proud to be part of a community that values and promotes such educational endeavours. Your participation, enthusiasm and support showcase a collective commitment to empowering our future leaders, scientists, engineers and innovators”, Mr Permuy said.

The Senior Executive urged all to recognise STEM education and its vital role in enabling the youth to thrive in an increasingly complex world and called for its continuous support and investment.

“Together, we can ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential, to dream big and to make those dreams a reality.

On behalf of our WFYC President, Kirk Dominick and the entire WFYC Team, I send my congratulation to all of you for the amazing work you continue to do for the young people of Ghana”, he added.

At the end of the contest, Yamoransa Mt. Zion Methodist Junior High School emerged victorious, having demonstrated exceptional understanding of the subject matter and showcased same.

The school received a cash prize of GHȻ700 and a prestigious trophy for their splendid performance. The Anomabo Methodist ‘A’ JHS, which placed second, received at amount of GHȻ600 while the Abonko M/A JHS received GHȻ500.00 after placing third.


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