25 November 2019
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Hi, my name is Peter Asare-Nuamah
NEF Ambassador – Ghana
Peter Asare-Nuamah, a Ghanaian, is currently finishing his PhD in Governance and Regional Integration at Pan African University, Cameroon. Peter holds Master of Public Administration and Postgraduate Diploma in Research Methodology from Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, India where he received Hari Om Ashram Arpit Sir Prabhashankar Patni Medal and Smt. Sharda Ambelal Desai Prize awards. He has a Bachelor Degree in Information Studies with Geography and Resource Development from the University of Ghana. His fields of academic interest include Public Administration, Information Studies, Education and Governance. Peter’s research interest cuts across disaster management, climate change, education, e-governance and Pan Africanism. He is an Alumnus of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Scholarship Programme and is currently on the African Union Commission (Pan African University) Scholarship for his PhD. He has served in different leadership capacities. Peter aspires to contribute to academia and society through research and teaching particularly in theAfrican context.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SCIENCE IN Ghana
Ghana’s global recognition stems from its democratic system, agriculture performance and sports. However, in recent times, Ghana’s performance in STEM is commendable and has influenced Google’s decision to set up an Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Accra for the Sub-Saharan Region. To promote STEM innovation, the Government of Ghana restructured the Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation. Consequently, in 2017 the President of Ghana set up $100m to fund the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Plan (NEIP). In 2018 the Ministry of Business and Development made its first call for young innovators and entrepreneurs to tap into the ‘Presidential Pitch’. The Ministry of Trade and Industry has also announced its plans to set up five incubation centers across Universities in Ghana to nurture entrepreneurship skills. Ghana is poised to lift the standard of STEM to a global level. Currently, ICT education plays an important role in Ghana’s education system. Not forgetting the famous and prestigious National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ) organized annually for secondary schools in Ghana to boost the passion for Science and Maths education. Ghana has also seen the establishment of the African Institute of Mathematica Science in Biriwa to boost STEM education.