Two Ministers urge support for young Ghanaian entrepreneurs

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The Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation (MESTI) together with the Education Minister (GES) have demonstrated their support to two young Ghanaians who invented a Science laboratory Set-a technology designed to enable students carry out scientific experiments either in the classroom or in individual homes without using the laboratory.

The Dext Technologies’ Science Set is a syllabus compliant, portable, highly scalable science laboratory designed to be handled in both luggage and bags at all times.

Speaking at media briefing session, the sector minister of MESTI, Prof. Frimpong Boateng said government has lauded such initiatives and innovative ideas which serves as a tool for aiding students at all levels  of education in experiments.

He emphasized that, both ministries of Science and Education have taken a deep thought of such initiatives and would rally behind such laudable innovations in all manner of endeavors as well as ensure that all students acquire the Science set for their academic benefits.

“My Ministry and the Education sector have accepted to support such innovative ideas and taken the needed steps to help  ensure all students acquire one of the science sets for their academic laboratory experiments, he stated”.

He called on the public to also support the young entrepreneurs in patronizing and the science set for their wards.

A deputy Minister of Education in charge of Basic and Secondary, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum also commended the young entrepreneurs and said the innovation would create a platform for development and nurturing young engineers among students in schools.

“This is the time that government is laying a foundation for future generations of Ghanaian engineers who would be the bedrock for the transformation of this country,” he indicated.

Dr. Adutwum also asked philanthropists to donate funds to support the company to enable the young entrepreneurs hold on to their aims and innovative ideas as a means of transforming the nation through technology.

Dext Technologies is an award winning Ghanaian company which won the most significant innovations in the education sector recently at the African Union (AU) Education Innovation Awards. It was established by two young Ghanaian, Charles Ofori Antipem and Michael Asanti-Afrifa, graduates of Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology (KNUST). The company has provided access to over 11, 000 students through the use of the Science Set across Africa.

Source: Nii Aflah Sackey

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