BlueCrest College successfully hoists maiden Stakeholders’ Forum
BlueCrest College, Ghana held the first stakeholders’ forum involving parents, guardians, teachers, senior academicians and educational experts on May 25, 2019, at the college auditorium.
The theme of the forum was — “Promoting STEAM education through parental influence, A critical review”. Experts discussed various ways to encourage students to take up careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics. Professor James Hawkins Ephraim, a former Vice-Chancellor of the Catholic University College, was the keynote speaker at this meeting.
“It is the responsibility of both teachers and parents to encourage students of any age to think deeply about the world around them so that they get the chance to become innovators, educators, and leaders who can solve the most pressing problems of our times.” Speeches in the meeting were in both Twi and English.
Academic Head of SFD Dr Rajesh Kumar said it was time the society developed a wholesome understanding about careers in arts subjects. He made a brief presentation to highlight his views.
“I keep meeting parents who think that art subjects are for painters and writers. That is a misconception. There are plenty of high-paying jobs that require arts graduates. For example — fashion design, interior designing, animation, production, graphic designing etc. My request to all the parents is, if your child inclines towards arts subject, please do not discourage them.”
The event concluded with a Q&A session and lunch.