Gov’t pledges 1% GDP to support STEM education

Government has pledged a minimum of one per cent of GDP towards the promotion of research and development expenditure of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the country.

Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Prof. Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng, has said in many advanced countries, conservative estimates have it that the direct and indirect contribution of mathematical and physical sciences to the economy is about 25%, therefore, if Ghana does not show strong commitment to mathematics and science it will not be possible for the country to translate scientific developments into economic gains. Read more