Tullow Ghana Limited (TGL), as part of its Educate to Innovate with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programme, has provided extra tuition support for some 2,170 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) candidates.
In partnership with Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), TGL provided sustained extra tuition for students in 21 beneficiary schools across the Western Region.
The students received practical tuition and participated in practical experiments.
The programme, which utilised platforms such as the first-ever Tullow STEM radio programme in addition to revision sessions with WAEC examiners and mobile STEM clinics, took the students through practical experiments in Science, Mathematics and English.
The Educate to Innovate with STEM Project, which is one of TGL’s STEM initiatives, is geared toward promoting and supporting STEM education at the pre-tertiary level.
Implemented by YBF with support from the Ghana Education Service (GES), it is carried out in seven coastal districts including Effia-Kwesimintsim Municipal Assembly, Shama, Jomoro, Ellembelle, Ahanta West Districts, Nzema East Municipal Assembly and Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly of the Western Region.
The project, in the last three years, has supported approximately 10,000 students at Junior High School (JHS) and Senior High School (SHS) levels in the 21 project beneficiary schools with after-school tuition lessons in STEM, practical science lessons, industrial site visits and mentorship support.
Corporate Affairs Director of TGL, Cynthia Lumor, reiterated the company’s commitment toward STEM education in Ghana and wished the candidates well.
Ms Lumor said: “Tullow Ghana is committed to promoting STEM education and building the capacity of our youth in STEM. We are proud of the support we provide in STEM development and excited to have also found innovative solutions such as Tullow’s STEM radio school to prepare students during the COVID restriction period”.
“Through the Safe School Model structure being run under Educate to Innovate with STEM, we have been able to adequately prepare final-year JHS students for their BECE examinations and we wish them every success as they start their examinations on the 14th September.”
Tullow Ghana supports STEM development with initiatives from kindergarten to tertiary education, as part of efforts to further its commitment to Shared Prosperity in Ghana.