MTN Ghana Foundation has cut the sod for the construction of a 300 square-meter ultra-modern Robotics Laboratory at the Methodist Girls Senior High School, (MEGHIS) Manfe in the Eastern Region.
It is a 100-seater robotic lab with an e-library, a robotic practical laboratory, a gallery, and an ICT center.
The lab estimated at about GHS1.9 million will be completed within five months.
The Chief Executive Officer, of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh assured the Foundation is committed to improve on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) in Ghana with the construction of robotic laboratories aim at ensuring positive transformation in the country.
He observed, ” The Methodist Girls have set the world record after emerging winners of the 2020 World Robotic Competition for the second time. I’m very optimistic that with the construction of the robotic lab many more awards and recognitions will be achieved in the coming years.”
He revealed STEM robotics is imparting the delivery of Health, Agriculture, and Education.
Mr. Adadevoh mentioned the government’s ICT/Robotics projects such as the Girls in ICT, which has enhanced the teaching and learning of ICT/ Robotics in schools to bridge the gap between the digital divide between females and males.
He acknowledged, through this initiative MTN sees more young girls being encouraged to pursue STEM courses and robotics programmes.
According to him, the MTN foundation will equip the laboratory with computers and accessories, robotic tools and types of equipment, furniture, electrical equipment, and internet services, among other STEM tools to facilitate the activities of the centre.
He stated the lab was in fulfillment of a promise the Foundation made during MTN Ghana’s 25th-anniversary celebrations in 2021, which falls in line with its strategic intent of leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.
Chief of Manfe and Kyidonhene of Akuapeman Traditional Council, Osabarima Nana Ansah Sasraku III, praised the school for Championing robotics and STEM education in Ghana and the World at large.
“The construction of the robotic lab will encourage all students to put in their maximum effort to learn more about STEM and robotics”.
“I will applaud the MTN Ghana Foundation for their effort to construct the project to help our girls, “he elated.
Headmistress of the Manfe Methodist Girls SHS, Madam Winifred Siedu Arthur noted the MTN robotic project is a validation of the school’s commitment and work towards ensuring students are educated on robotic and STEM education.
She explained, ” This is an encouragement to the school at a time the government is bent on transforming the education sector with STEM. We appeal to other organizations to reach out to us in any way to help develop the school.”
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