A National Science and Maths quiz to whip up the interest of catholic junior excessive schools in the subjects has been launched in Accra with one hundred twenty colleges shortlisted to compete in the maiden version. Dubbed “Brain Battle Quiz (BBQ),” the competition would begin in September this 12 months with nearby contests through which the pleasant faculties would qualify for the countrywide championship. Aside from a trophy, the prevailing faculty would get Ghc10,000 and educational experience in China, while the runner would take home Ghc5,000 and a laptop computer. The BBQ is an initiative of the National Catholic Secretariat Education Directorate in collaboration with Cocktail Media and Profile Ghana, a private multimedia organization. In an address at the rite on Friday, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie, stated the quiz became in line with the church’s contribution to schooling, evident via the number of educational institutions the church had established within the u. S.
Apart from demystifying the observation of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and (STEM), he said the opposition, especially its practical issue, could help unharness the scholars’ revolutionary abilities, which could propel the improvement of the United States of America. “It will also prepare them for the National Science and Maths Quiz, which catholic schools have achieved excellently over time, with a catholic college being the reigning champion”, he said. Archbishop Kwofie tasked all Ghanaians to aid the competition and efforts to promote STEM schooling. He asked them to work hard with the scholars and make their faculty, parents, and the church proud.
The General Manager of Catholic Schools, Mrs. Doris Eshun, stated that STEM schooling had become relevant due to the digital revolution, projecting that about eighty percent of future jobs might require STEM.
For this cause, she started placing measures for students to grasp STEM education at the numerous ranges of education changed into appropriate as it might help build a strong foundation for them. She admonished parents and instructors to encourage extra ladies to participate in the contest and other STEM-related activities to increase the variety of girls excelling in the science sphere of labor. Mr. Samuel Owusu-Boateng, a Cocktail Media and Profile Ghana representative, said the shortlisted colleges had been selected in the final year and hoped that the cooperation the initial levels acquired would linger on.
A second location that offers a purpose for concern is that it’s far from an open society with few restrictions. Gambling has been banned. However, the sex enterprise is thriving, and plenty of rookies get sucked into this almost through default. When you enter SL, it’s miles natural to visit ‘popular places,’ most folks have ended up on nudist beaches with avatars seeking and presenting sex services. It is virtual as a substitute complex finding ‘the real humans’ with extreme pastimes. The satisfactory way is to be brought via someone you already know who can persuade you to join groups of a mutual hobby.
Q: What are the prices worried about?
Berry: at the entry degree, each person can input and live in SL truly loose. I have even met a couple of enterprise school people exploring SL, which has no fee connected in any respect. To build a website, you want to buy and increase digital land. Here the prices can be quite low, within the region of 100 to 200 Euros, with a monthly rental of 30 euros. At the top quit of the size, a full island (in SL, referred to as a ‘sim’) will cost around 1,500 Euros to shop for 20 Euros per month’s ongoing charge. The island then desires to be landscaped and evolved with buildings and facilities. A custom-designed island build will value something between five and 20 thousand euros in preliminary investment. This remains reasonably priced, approximately the same fee as developing a terrific internet site. I count on the prices to rise over the years as more and more agencies flip to virtual environments for you to lessen their overhead costs.
Q: What is your private imagination and prescient concerning Second Life?
Berry: I am lucky to have a core organization of incredible contacts with more than a little know-how within SL. I am encouraging establishments to explore this internationally to look at how first-class they could maximize their learning methods. So I now and again, as an agent, supply recommendations and place ‘explorers’ in touch with the high-quality developers inside SL to limit the costs and maximize the effectiveness in their presence. It saddens me to look at how a few establishments are throwing their cash away without knowing what miles they need to achieve. As with any proper internet site, some implications pass past the layout, such as how to gift the organizational subculture, how best to guide customers and students through the informational seek method, how exceptional to leverage the strengths of, etc.