Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, the Board Chair of CSIR-College of Science and Technology (CCST) has called on the government to redesign STEM courses at the tertiary level to produce goods and serveries to improve the quality of life of the people.
According to Prof.Anamuah-Mensah, subjects as such engineering, manufacturing, robotics, coding, and biomedicine should be introduced as practical-oriented subjects at the pre-tertiary level, especially the secondary level to enable the students to create goods and services to move the country forward, this he says is the path CCST is moving along in churning out graduates
who can produce goods and services to industrialized our nation.
Notwithstanding, he said it is a sign that the Graduands are entering the marketplace to follow different career options and urged them to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems as the first step toward an unknown future.
The board chair made this call at the 3rd graduation ceremony of CCST the campus at the
Kwadaso in Kumasi. Dr.Kwaku Afriyie, the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology, and Innovation (MESTI)
on this part said the surest ways to meet the needs of society.
“I see CSIR- College of Science and Technology (CCST) as one of the institutions that need to be strengthened to build Science Technology Innovation (STI) capacity considering the vast state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and field stations at the disposal of the College, he added.
The minister commended the institution on the progress specifically on the model and mode of running CCST and the nature of courses which is well-tailored to the needs of society and therefore promised to ensure that the College achieves its desired objectives.
Professor, Mark Appiah, CCST president urged the Graduands to work hard, take risks innovate and contribute to the sustainable developments of Ghana.
All 38 students were awarded various Master of Science and Technology Education for Industrial Development.