The association’s President, Simon Addae-Conutsey said government’s attention on Science education particularly in less endowed Senior High Schools is worrying.
He attributed students’ poor performance in the Sciences to inadequate laboratories.
Simon Addae-Conutsey was addressing GAST members in Tamale at the launch of activities marking the 58th National Science Week celebration.
Recognizing science and technology as the engine of growth, he asked government to pay special attention to that sector.
He also complained about poor remuneration packages for science and technology teachers.
He proposed the reintroduction of allowances for science teachers to reinvigorate their aptitude.
Simon Addae-Conutsey nonetheless reiterated the GAST loyalty to use science and technology education to find solutions to the nation’s environmental challenges.
He called for concerted efforts to curb climate change which is threatening the nation’s food security.
“GAST believes science and technology education is the solution to food security in the country especially in the northern region which serves as the highest food basket of the nation.”
Fourteen newly elected officers were sworn into office for the 2015-2016 GAST year.
The Northern Regional Director of Education, Alhaji Mohammed Haroun Cambodia in a speech read on his behalf said his administration will collaborate with the GAST to tackle climate change as a human security threat.
The Northern Regional Minister, Alhaji Mohammed-Muniru Limuna’s representative said ensuring food security in the country remained government’s major priority.