The school year is ending and we are delighted by some of the news and activities our teachers have shared with us just the last few weeks. First, Josephine, placed third in science achievement amongst students from 60 Methodist schools in greater Accra.
Congrats to Josephine for placing 3rd in science amongst 60 Methodist schools in greater Accra. Josephine is in Junior Secondary School 3 (9th grade) and is a member of our Exploratory Club. To her left (middle) is Ms Judith Gaisie, her teacher and our facilitator. Josephine's father (right) is very proud and has encouraged to do well in science! #STEM #Ghana #africa #girlscan
Second, Mr. Maxwell told me 6 of his female students in JHS 3 who have joined in our club have selected to go into science for senior high school. The number of girls from his class who elected to do so last year was zero.
Number of 9th grade girls in my class who wish to pursue science in senior secondary school
Before clubs (2015 year end): 0
After clubs (2016 year end): 6
Third, Mrs. Margaret Tieko (below), head teacher of the Berekuso schools, nominated Teresa, a JHS 3 student (9th grader) for a national Vodafone Ghana Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship will support 100 girls to pursue maths, science and technology in Senior High Schools in Ghana. Mrs. Tieko said Teresa was an “average” student before she joined the club this past year.
Ms. Margaret Tieko is the head teacher (principal) of the Berekuso Basic Schools. A former science teacher, she has embraced our #STEM clubs. She told our director and founder Dr Chow that they have nominated Teresa, a JHS students (9th grade) who was previously an "average student", for the #Vodafone #Ghana Foundation Scholarship, as she has become a serious student who wishes to pursue science since she joined our #STEM club
We love our Exploratory family and are so proud of each and every one of them!!