OLAG organizes robotic competition to promote education

OLAG organizes robotic competition to promote education

Our Lady of Grace Senior High School (OLAG) located at Mampongteng in the Ashanti Region  hosted about 11 Junior High schools for a robotic competition aimed at giving young students with the opportunity to tackle difficult problems using practical approach.

Held on the theme: ‘Inspiring young minds and developing creative thinkers for the 21st Century’, the project was aimed at developing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) careers for students using robots. The Training Partner was Asustem Robotics Academy, a non-governmental organization focused on STEM education for Africa.

Schools that participated included: Prempeh Experimental A, Frobel International School, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Heman Methodist Model, Prempeh Experimental B, Family First International School, Atimatim Model, Roman Catholic School, Opoku Ware School, Prempeh Experimental C and Family Life International School (a visiting school from Accra).

 

Mr. Anokye congratulated the winners and the other participated schools for exhibiting their talents in a keenly contested session and urged them to utilize the knowledge acquired in their daily learning experience to drive the course.

 

Speaking in an interview with the media, Mr. David Asumadu-Boateng, Director of Projects- Asustem Robotics Academy noted that, as an NGO and a STEM educator, “we are focused on equipping young students with knowledge and skills to tackle tough problems through practical approach using robots.”

 

He assured to extend the training to other areas of the country to promote the educational sector through technology.

The event brought together stakeholders in the educational sector and some Board members of OLAG.

 

Notable among them were: the Municipal Chief Executive of Kwabre East Municipality, Nana Osei Assibey Bonsu and the Director of Education for Kwabre East, Mrs. Stella Ofori-Atta.

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