‘Tinker Coders and Stemrobo’ launched to boost STEM education in Ghana
Maurya Education Limited, organisers of UCMAS has launched its robotic coding and artificial intelligence programme dubbed: “Tinker Coders and Stemrobo” to provide relevant and interesting learning solutions to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) in enhancing innovation and creativity among pupils.
The coding programme which is initiated in partnership with Tinker Coders will among other things provide holistic approach and create experimental learning platform for primary and senior high school learners to explore and develop their minds.
It seeks it funding from the Government of India through the Ministry of Electronic and Information Technology to promote Technology in the educational sector.
Launching the coding and artificial intelligence programme in Accra yesterday, the Indian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Sugandh Rajaram stated that the programme was applaudable and urged school directors and parents to patronise it.
“This is a very important initiative by Maurya Education with the help of Technology development, Tinker Coders to strengthen the affairs of inculcating innovation culture among the young people in Ghana,” he said.
Mr Rajaram indicated that for the country’s economy to develop there was the need to embrace the new cycle and ecosystem of learning with the use of technologies in solving the current problems just like the Indians have done over the years.
The objective behind the platform, he said was to nurture essential 21st century skills and foster students “out of the box” logical thinking.
“It is important for us to understand how technology works and know how it addresses the challenges of today. We have to ensure that we impact this in the minds of the kids,” Mr Rajaram added.
Roger Ohemeng, the Director of Business Development, Maurya Education Limited, Africa said his outfit introduced the programme to complement government’s efforts in boosting Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country.
In so doing, he said his outfit would establish STEM laboratories in schools which would patronise the Stemrobo to facilitate teaching and learning of STEM subjects.
Mr Ohemeng said Stemrobo has become key in economic development especially in an era which the government has channelled its efforts in changing the economy from consumer based to production based.
“We are partnering with Tinker Coders to help build technological ability of young children at a very tender age so that when they are of age they will be able to develop our economy from more of consumer based to production based,” he added.
The occasion was also used to recognise 36 directors of some private schools in Accra whose schools partook in the 2021 UCMAS competition and performed better.