WINNESEC students contest in STEM challenge
The old students are Prof. John B.K.
The students—Belinda Dogbe, Elizabeth Fosu, Roberta Quansah, Stephanie Obbo, Jezreel Abbey Sam, Gideon Nyarkoh, Derrick Quansah and David Yaw Edu Arthur— qualified to participate in the international event in the USA after their “Indigenous Water Purifier” project was picked as one of the top three among senior high schools (SHS).
A teacher of Chemistry and Integrated Science at WINNESEC, Mr Cosmos Eminah, who led the students to the US, told the media on arrival in Accra that the journey to the US began last year when IREX organised the World Smarts STEM Challenge programme for senior high school students.
“IREX wanted to shore up the interest of Ghanian and international students in Science.
Of the many SHSs that applied for the programme in Accra, 17 were shortlisted, after which a competition was held to select the best for the US programme.
According to Mr Eminah, the Indigenous Water Purifier was used to treat polluted water from the Gyangyanadze community in Winneba.
The treated water was later taken to the Winneba Water Works where it was found to be 100 per cent contamination-free,” he noted.
He said the school collaborated with the McKinley Technology High School in the US to present the project at the challenge.
Dr Ampofo said old students of the school were proud of the current generation of students and encouraged them to continue to work hard.
“We want you to know that we care a lot about you and cherish what you do,” he said.