Afia Kobi Ampem Girls Senior High School, an all-female high school in Trabuom in the Ashanti Region will be transformed into a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) school, the Minister for Education, Dr Adutwum has said.
“This school is going to be transformed into a STEM school. They are doing some great things in the field of aviation and aerospace as pioneers at this level,” he said after he lauded Afia Kobi Ampem as the first Senior High School in Ghana to develop a miniature aeroplane as part of its engineering endeavours.
Speaking to prospective students of the Afia Kobi during a visit, the Education Minister said 12 selected Senior High Schools (SHS) in the country beginning next academic year will offer specialised courses in aviation and aerospace.
The aviation and aerospace courses, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum told the female school students would not be offered merely as extracurricular activities, but rather as a formal academic program integrated into the curriculum.
“Next year, there are about 12 Senior High Schools (SHSs) that will be offering aviation and aerospace courses, and, in their case, it is not going to be a club but an academic programme,” the Minister in Charge of Education said.
Adutwum further highlighted that the new courses to be piloted in 12 selected Senior High Schools in the country would supplement traditional subjects such as physics, chemistry, and advanced mathematics.
The school was established on 27 October 1975 as Trabuom Secondary School and later Atwimaman Secondary School. The school was changed to a female school and its name changed to Afia Kobi Ampem Senior High School in the 2002/2003 academic year.
The Ashanti region-based Afia Kobi Ampem Girls is noted for academic excellence, good morals and most of all, discipline. It also has an idyllic and serene campus. Afua Kobi is one of the best Girls’ Senior High Schools in the country.