Ghana’s premium Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) university, Academic City University College, in collaboration with Primetime Limited, producers of the National Science & Maths Quiz (NSMQ), will host this year’s Sci-Tech Fair, which is one of two events of the STEM Festival, another initiative of Primetime.
Given the importance that STEM education is assuming, Academic City has set out, working with Primetime, to keep up with the trend and ensure the promotion of STEM among the youth.
The Festival, which will come off from July 15 to August 5, 2021, is aimed at promoting the study of STEM in schools, educating Ghanaians on the various careers in STEM, as well as giving the Ghanaian youth the opportunity to explore and showcase their innovative ideas.
The initiative constitutes the Mentorship Sessions and the Sci-Tech Fair, which were previously satellite events on the NSMQ. The Festival will be climaxed by the Sci-Tech Fair, which would come off on July 29 & 30, 2021 at the Academic City University College in Accra. The Fair would be in two segments; an Exhibition and the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge, which would be among ten senior high schools.
The university believes that the STEM Festival provides the suitable platform to encourage and impact the young Ghanaian with relevant knowledge and experience on ways to leverage the opportunities of STEM for Ghana’s economic development.
Speaking on the collaboration, Dr. Lucy Agyepong, Associate Dean of Engineering, Academic City remarked “We at Academic City are excited to partner with Primetime to deliver this innovative initiative to expose students and the general public to the opportunities of STEM education”.
“It is my hope that we will leverage this event to empower and prepare students towards meeting the demand of a tech-driven economy in the coming years, she added.
Mrs. Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare, Managing Director, Primetime Ltd, commended Academic City for coming on board to support the event, adding that the collaboration will go a long way to significantly contribute to the advancement of STEM education among the youth in the country.
Academic City is a premium STEAM and Entrepreneurial tertiary institution set to define modern tertiary education in Ghana and throughout the African continent.
The university’s elite undergraduate degree programmes in Engineering, Information Technology, Business Administration and Communication Arts are strategically designed taking into consideration world class STEAM education to develop students to become more practical, hands-on and productive.