Education is the key to everything in the world. The world is evolving and many things are changing. In our local communities’ things were done based on masculinity and the females were left out. Many spoke and changes are coming. A girl child being a mother of all nations can help develop many things in the world. Below are some policies and measures that will be employed to help bridge the gap between the male and females in the STEM sector in education.
Many females are left out because there is no money at home. A policy will be put in place to help every girl child going into the STEM sector. The brain of a female is strong and it can handle anything. If she is trained to see things as simple, then she takes it from there. Being in school, I sat with females, there were times a lady will always be the top in the class. She was smart and knew what she was there for. That is how our females are. Brilliant but lack the chance to show the world what they are made of. With this policy, we will work as hard to make sure that we give every child the chance to show how powerful her brain is. We will go as far as rural areas to get them educated.
In addition, most girls don’t know what STEM deals with. Can you imagine a girl child from a village who doesn’t know the principle the lights she uses work with? When she is educated on how the electrons move from one point to another to produce light, she will be amazed and wanting to learn more. By so, seminars and other educational programs will be organized for the girl child educating her on the importance and how well STEM will help her country Ghana develop. It will be great seeing ladies who are engineers. This can be possible when we can convince them through these seminars. It is a measure that can also bridge the gap between the girl child and STEM.
Moreover, misconceptions should be eradicated. Where I come from, there are still people who think a lady’s place is the kitchen. They are not evolving as to know the essence of education and why someone should be educated. This is the problem that keeps widening the gap between the male and the female child. Education not only be formal but night schools will also be employed to make room for the education of the old generation. They should be educated on the benefits and reasons why everyone should be educated especially a female child. They should be brought to light letting them know educating a lady is like educating a whole nation. When this is done, I think it will help push the ladies more into education. Which will one day give us more females going in for STEM education.
Last but not least, discouraging earlier marriages which will give more females the chance to school. We are in a state where many think when a lady is done with SHS she should be married. Many don’t know the essence of letting a female into a tertiary institution. Education should be given to those people. They should know, even though a female is to give birth. She should be able to improve her nation in terms of academics. She can then move further to increase the popularity. Imagine Ghana lacking specialists who are females in the hospital. It's not always that a woman is pleased with a man being the midwife. We should have females in these sectors to educate other ladies to manage themselves. They say experience is the best teacher. When they are there, they can help the females well than the males can do.
In conclusion, the above are some policies and activities that when embarked on, will bridge the gap between male and female children in STEM education.
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