The Minister for the Interior, Hon. Henry Quartey has revealed that Government is increasing its emphasis on science and technology education and technical and vocational training to attain the objective of building an industrialised nation.

He said that Government intends to put Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics (STEM) education in its central, relevant place.

The Hon. Minister stated these in a speech read on behalf of the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, at the 114th Speech and Prize-Giving Day at Adisadel College, Cape Coast.

“Training students with 21st-century skills is essential in preparing our future workforce for the 4th Industrial Revolution through STEM education,” he said.

Hon. Henry Quartey stated that government has implemented several interventions to increase STEM enrolment at the tertiary education level, including creating a STEM pipeline and pre-engineering programmes.

The Minister for the Interior congratulated Adisadel College on its 114th–anniversary celebration on behalf of the President of the Republic. He advised the students to take full advantage of the various opportunities that would be presented to them, based on the core values of resilience, sacrifice, and self-help that, are associated with their school.

The Hon. Minister also encouraged the students to develop a love for their country and God, so that they may become well-rounded, productive, patriotic, and God-fearing citizens.

The Headmaster of the Adisadel College, Mr. Samuel Agudogo thanked Government for its support to the college. He reiterated that the college would continue to work hard to succeed in academics and other necessary activities.