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1st February 2024 By The Global Heroes Innovation and Business

The 2024 Ghana National Robotic Competition for Junior High Schools (JHS) and Senior High Schools (SHS) is set to unfold on the 22nd and 23rd days of February. Organized by the Coderina Education and Technology Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Education, this year's event will see participation from 36 schools, comprising 25 SHSs and 5 JHSs.

Mr. Ben Amoakoh, the Country Representative for Coderina Education and Technology Foundation, revealed in an exclusive interview with GBCGHANAONLINE's Franklin Asare-Donkoh, that winners of the two-day robotics competition will advance to compete for global recognition. These winners will join other talented individuals from around the world in vying for prestigious honors.

Selected from a pool of over 100 schools currently enrolled in the program nationwide, the 36 participating schools reflect a significant investment in robotics education in Ghana. Mr. Amoakoh disclosed that more than 5000 children and students have undergone robotics training since 2021, underlining the program's commitment to fostering STEAM education and sparking interest in science and technology among young learners.

The First Lego League (FLL) challenge, a cornerstone of the competition, utilizes robotics and project-based learning to immerse children in STEAM subjects, making learning both enjoyable and impactful. Mr. Amoakoh emphasized the competition's potential to inspire innovation and creativity in young minds, nurturing future leaders in robotics and engineering.

Rev. John Ntim Fordjour, the Deputy Minister for Education, emphasized the government's dedication to preparing Ghanaian students for the evolving global workforce dominated by robotics. Recognizing the transformative potential of robotics in various industries, he stressed the importance of equipping future generations with the skills to navigate this technological landscape.

The 25 SHSs selected for this year's competition include prestigious institutions such as Presbyterian Boys SHS, Wesley Girls SHS, and Adisadel College, among others. Additionally, five JHSs, including Achimota Basic and Adweso Cluster, will showcase their robotics prowess, highlighting the diverse participation across educational levels.

As Ghana continues to invest in robotics education, events like the National Robotic Competition serve as catalysts for innovation, preparing students to excel in the dynamic field of technology and engineering. With the government's unwavering support, Ghanaian students are poised to become pioneers in robotics, shaping the future of industry and innovation on a global scale.

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