President Nana Akufo-Addo today, during the State of Nations Address (SONA 2019) revealed that ten Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) centres are being built around the country.

The initiative according to him, is to provide support for the introduction of STEM into basic education, after the completion of a successful pilot phase.

The move is also aimed at demystifying science, mathematics and technology.

He indicated that with this initiative, young people will be able to acquire skills that would put them at par with their peers anywhere in the world.

“The importance of science, technology and innovation has led me to appoint a Presidential Advisory Council on Science, Technology and Innovation (PACSTI) to advise the President on how to infuse the
application of science and technology in the development of our nation,” he said.

The council, according to him, will be headed by a distinguished scientist, Prof. Edward Ayensu.

He further indicated that, all is set for the construction of 10 state- of-the-art Technical and Vocational Education Training (TVET) Centres
this year.

He mentioned that, the new TVET centres would be world class, and attractive to assure young people that they are not being sent to second best options.