Ghana students get hands on with ICTs
COMPUTINGBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 8, 2011, 11:01 a.m.
Ghana is staging its first ever robotics-inspired Science Education workshop for senior high school students across the country.
The workshops, supported by Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of Tigo mobile network, are being held in Accra, Takoradi and Tamale from 3 to 11 October.
The workshops, facilitated by Dr. Ashitey Trebi-Ollennu, a senior robotics engineer from the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration Jet Propulsion Laboratory, focus on real-life science and mathematics problem-solving by making participants work with computers and robot construction kits.
The programme is aimed at inspiring Ghanaian senior high school students to pursue education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for national development.
Participants at the event will have hands-on experience using Lego Mind storms NXT 2.0 construction kits to build robots and programme them to perform various tasks.
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