The commissioning of the STEM Education Training Centre

On 12th August, Mr. OMINATO Satoshi, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Japan, attended the Commissioning of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Training Centre constructed through Japan’s Grant Assistance within the framework of Poverty Reduction Strategy (RPS) and delivered the statement of H.E. MIZUUCHI Ryuta, Ambassador of Japan, on this occasion which was attended by Hon. Douglas Siakalima, Minister of Education, representing H.E. President Hakainde Hichilema, Hon. Mulambo Haimbe, Minister of Justice and representative of Hon. Felix Mutati, Minister of Technology and Science were among the guests totaling 200 people.
The Government of Japan contributed to the Education Fund about 4 million US Dollars in 2012 and about 3 million US Dollars in 2013 to improve the quality of Science and Mathematics Education in Zambia, and also provided about 2.5 million US Dollars in 2015 to construct STEM Education training centre.
Through the support for Education Fund by the Government of Japan, the first experiments in the science classes were conducted at schools where mobile science laboratories were introduced. This contribution in 2015 will be appropriated for the construction of STEM Centre and the creation of text books and instruction books to enhance calculation skills. The training centre will be a the first-ever training facility of this nature for teachers in Zambia.
It was stressed in Ambassador’s statement that the STEM Education Training Centre will constitute a system to discover and cultivate the talent of young Zambian boys and girls who excel in these areas and are expected to become experts in physics, engineering, science and technology or other subjects that the nation needs. He hopes that the Zambian education system will be significantly strengthened through the dedication of all the stakeholders and with the work of the STEM Education Training Centre.
To read the Ambassador’s statement, please click here.