Promote National Science & Math Quiz to support STEM education

 Since its introduction in 1993 by Primetime Limited, an education-interest advertis­ing and public relations agency, the National Science & Math Quiz (NSMQ) has grown to be a much-anticipated and captivating yearly event that sparks students’ interest in science and mathemat­ics.

The NMSQ aims to encourage students to study the sciences and mathematics, to think criti­cally and with a scientific mind­set about the world they live in, and to build a positive sense of healthy competition among senior high schools.

Due to the increased interest in the NSMQ from a variety of sources, including parents, tutors, current students, and alumni, the event is growing more competi­tive and fascinating.

Alumni are now providing their alma mater with enormous assistance in order to guarantee that participating students hone their problem-solving abilities to foster academic achievement and healthy competition.

Students are studying harder, learning effective communication skills, and working together as a team to strive for excellence and make their schools proud because of the competitive aspect of the quiz.

Their confidence and self-worth are also increasing as a result of the quiz, and this will undoubtedly have a good effect on both their general academic achievement and future employ­ment in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The objective of the NSMQ is similar to that of STEM curric­ulum, which was developed to prepare students in primary and secondary schools for careers in STEM fields as well as tertiary education and college.

In addition to imparting knowl­edge related to the subject, STEM aims to foster critical thinking, reasoning, and collaborative skills.

Without a question, STEM fields are at the centre of technologi­cal innovation. Since these fields are crucial for social, economic, and other forms of development, young people should be inspired to pursue courses in these fields and given the tools they need to become self-sufficient.

The NSMQ competition has now motivated the youth to seek ca­reers in STEM, which will eventu­ally benefit the country’s growth.

The Spectator applauds Prime­time Limited for this wonderful effort to support students in dis­covering their aptitude in science and mathematics.

In our opinion, in addition to the Ghana Education Service’s (GES’) involvement, further ef­forts should be made to advance the NSMQ and use it as a vital platform for fostering a promising future in STEM education.

To create a strong STEM edu­cation in Ghana and beyond, the government, academic institu­tions, corporate organisations and other stakeholders should consis­tently promote and invest in the NSMQ.

With the rapid advancement of technology, STEM knowledge is becoming increasingly important for development, and NSMQ needs to be promoted in order to sup­port STEM education.

We would like to congratulate the Presbyterian Boys Senior High School (PRESEC), Legon, Achimota School, Opoku Ware Senior High School (SHS), and all other partic­ipating schools in this year’s quiz.

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