Obuasi Senior High Technical School in Obuasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana have been crowned winners of the maiden edition of SciTech Innovation Challenge at Stem Festival 2021.
The maiden edition of the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge ended on Saturday 31st July 2021 and was held at the Academic City University College Campus in Haatso
The challenge saw ten schools from across the country presented their projects – built from scratch over the course of two days – to the three judges of the Sci-Tech Innovation Challenge and a host of dignitaries.
All ten projects were designed in line with the theme of the project: “Fighting COVID-19 with Innovative Tech Solutions.
The overall winner, Obuasi SHTS, walked away with a whopping cash prize of GH₵20,000 to the team, and GH₵10,000 worth of science equipment to the school.
Aggrey Memorial SHS also earned a cash prize of GH₵17,000 to the team, and GH₵8,000 worth of science equipment to the school, for placing second in the maiden edition of the #SciTech Innovation Challenge.
For Prempeh College, the 2nd Runners-up, the team walked away with a cash prize of GH₵15,000 to the team, and GH₵5,000 worth of science equipment to the school.
The seven other schools that participated in the challenge receive GH₵5,000 each, that is GH₵4,000 to the team, and GH₵1,000 worth of science equipment to the school as a consolation prize.
At the end of an exciting two days, here are the final scores for the #SciTech Innovation Challenge
Speaking during the closing ceremony of the maiden edition of the #SciTech Innovation Challenge, Mrs Nana Akua Ankomah-Asare, Managing Director of Primetime Limited said,
“We are pleased that the schools have taken this seriously and have groomed the students to come up with such innovative projects.
We hope that more institutions will come on board to support the Sci-Tech Fair in the coming years”
The Sci-Tech Fair is a platform that provides an opportunity for students, both in the basic and second-cycle institutions, as well as Tech Start-ups, to apply their creativity, knowledge and understanding of concepts studied in the classroom in producing solutions that could help solve problems in Ghana.