The Jubilee Partners, operators of the Jubilee and TEN project offshore, Ghana, have refurbished the science laboratory of the Archbishop Porter Girls Senior High School in the Sekondi/Takoradi Metropolis.
The physics, chemistry and biology units that lacked equipment have been fitted with furniture and equipment that are expected to improve the teaching and learning of science in the school.
Apart from the Archbishop Porter Girls, the Mfantsipim School in the Central Region has also benefited from such support, while a similar project for the Nkroful Agriculture School is under construction in the Ellembelle District, as well as at the Asuansi Technical School in the Central Region.
Speaking at a ceremony to hand over the facility to the school, the Head of Corporate Affairs of Kosmos Energy, Mr George Sarpong, said the partnership was a committed social investment to improve the lot of the people.
“The Jubilee Partners support three-key areas with regard to our social investments which cover health, water and sanitation; livelihood empowerment and enterprise development; education and training,” he said.
He said Jubilee Partners were pushing for a broader support for science education to complement the government’s effort to improve science education in the country, stressing, “our efforts include projects such as the TEN Science, Oil and Gas Quiz Competition which is an innovative way the partners are employing to whip up interest in science education among second cycle schools in the Western Region.”
He said the refurbishment of science laboratories of second cycle institutions in the region and centres of excellence across the country was another form of working with the Ghana Education Trust Fund (GETFund) to support the teaching and learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
The Head of Corporate Affairs of the lead operator of the Jubilee Partnership, Tullow Oil, Mr Kwesi Amponsah Boateng, urged the school to take care of the facility.
The Headmistress of the school, Mrs Mary Armah-Brako, thanked Jubilee Partners for their efforts to support science education at the secondary level, indicating that the project was one of the key needs of the school.