2023 Ghana Science & Tech Explore Prize Exhibition

Finalist teams of the 2023 GSTEP Challenge representing the Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions participated in an Exhibition held at the Accra International Conference Center on Wednesday the 24th and Thursday 25th January 2024. The finalists showcased innovative prototypes of devices, softwares and materials that address various challenges affecting communities across Ghana. 

The teams showcased various products including road safety devices, educational materials, purification systems, gas leakage detectors, mobile applications among many others. These products and solutions were developed by the finalists who are from Junior High Schools across communities in the representing regions to address problems they face in their communities.  

The Exhibition saw a cross section of students, teachers, STEM enthusiasts, parents, community leaders and the general public visit the various stands. The finalists explained to visitors what their projects were about and why they came up with their prototypes. The Exhibition gave the finalists the opportunity to develop their communication skills and also get prospective individuals or organisations interested in their products.

On the 25th of January, the Exhibition saw dignitaries including the Chief of Staff of the Office of the President, Madam Frema Opare, the Minister for Education, Hon. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Director General of the Ghana Education Service, Dr. Eric Nkansah, the Swiss Ambassador, Simone Giger, the Osu Mantse, Nortse Nii Nortey Owuo IV and many other dignitaries visit the exhibition stands. The students engaged the dignitaries and showcased their potential to do more.

The 2023 Exhibition saw more finalists showcase innovative products and ideas using STEM than the previous year. The event also saw more students from schools in the Greater Accra region come in to view the solutions and ideas of the finalists. This event sought to not only showcase the efforts of the finalists but also inspire other young people to develop interest in STEM and use their skills and knowledge to positively impact their communities.

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