The maiden edition of STMIE Camp has been organized at Bogoso in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly to boost student’s interest in Science and Mathematics. The participating schools included Golden Age School Complex, Aboso Catholic School, St. Matthew Anglican school at Huni-Valley, St. James Anglican School at Bogoso, Richard Graham School, Aboso Catholic JHS, Purity School, Prestea SDA, and Nana Amankwa Model.
Among the items exhibited included a Pinhole camera, a modern mosquito stand, resistant vegetative propagation ( to propagate resistant and numerous plantain suckers), a Periscope, a moving toy vehicle, blender, a mower, paper trucks and bus, dustbins made from sticks, doormat, table cloth, tool for testing for acidity and alkalinity of water, water heater and biogas.
In her address, the Municipal Education director in the Prestea Huni-Valley Municipal Assembly, Madam Mary Vida Kwofie said, most children are not interested in Science and Mathematics even though they are interesting subjects.
She said a camp like this will boost the students’ interest in Science and Mathematics. She added that it will also unearth and develop student’s and pupil’s talents in the area of Mathematics and Science. She added that those who took part will represent the Municipality in Takoradi. She hoped that participants would apply what they learned to their daily life and the community as well.
The Municipal Chief Executive Mr. Mozart Kwaku Owuh thanked the teachers and the education authorities for organizing such programs. He assured the students of full support from the Municipal Assembly, he promised each of the participating schools of some quantities of desks.
Mr. Owuh urged them to come back to the Municipality as winners with either first, second or third position from the regional level. He challenged them to take a keen interest in Mathematics and Science as they can easily divert to other fields. He, however, prayed that one of the students present to represent their school in the National Mathematics and Science Quiz (NMSQ) in the near future. He encouraged the students to study hard so as they become a successful person in the future. Take your books and your bibles seriously, he added.