National Institute of Higher Education Research Science and Technology (NIHERST), a State Agency under the Ministry of Education, in collaboration with Soroptimist International-Newtown, an organisation of women working through service projects to improve lives, hosted its first Virtual Science Fair, themed ‘Satellites for Survival’ on Friday 16th October 2020.
The event conceptualised in commemoration of the 2020 WorldSpace Week (a UN calendar observance) theme ‘Satellites’, was developed to expose students from Forms 1 to 5, to possible career options in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).
Minister of Education, Dr. Nyan Gadbsy-Dolly delivered the opening remarks at the virtual fair aimed at educating and empowering youth by showcasing knowledge on the use of satellites in everyday life. The initiative targeted teachers and particularly female students of Geography, ICT, Technology Education, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
The Education Ministry said COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated the utilisation of the virtual landscape to facilitate student learning. NIHERST & Soroptimist International-Newtown, therefore, saw the opportunity to nurture the advancement of Science and Technology.