Ashanti Region: STAR-Ghana Foundation boosts mathematics, science education in zongo communities

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The Asokore-Mampong Municipality in the is providing support for basic school children in Zongo communities to develop an interest in mathematics and science education.

This effort is part of the “Professor Lukeman's Memorial Science and Mathematics Project” sponsored by the STAR-Ghana Foundation under its ‘Giving for Change' module.

Sheikh Mohammed Bun Bida, an Official of the Muslim Family Counselling Services (MFCS) and lead implementer of the project, highlighted the aim of enhancing career development and improving learning and examination outcomes in these academic disciplines.

The initiative also aims to advocate for girls to prioritize continuous education over early marriage.

The Coalition of Muslim Institutions (COMI) is one of the key implementers of this five-year project, which honours the late Professor Lukeman, a Mathematics Professor who advocated for secular education in Zongo communities.

Under the project, mobile mathematics and science laboratories will be acquired to facilitate practical lessons. Learning materials for the two subjects will be made accessible, and basic schools such as the Wataniya Islamic School, Central Mosque School, and Asem Islamic School will be equipped with mobile lab desks and equipment.

Mr Edward Azumah Adam, Field Officer for COMI, mentioned that the Coalition has purchased 60 mathematics and science textbooks for basic schools in Asawase through the generosity of members of the Muslim community.

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