Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has expressed the need for the country to prioritise science education because it is key to national development.
He said without science training there is no way the nation could compete with the rest of the world as they leap-frog in terms of progress.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur was speaking at the inauguration of the refurbished Science Laboratory and Library/IT Complex at the Mfantsipim School in Cape coast.
Tullow Oil Ghana Limited renovated the Science Laboratory while the GETFund provided funds to complete the Library/IT Complex.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur stated that education is only the way by which the nation could secure it future.
He commended Tullow Oil and its Jubilee partners for helping to revamp the Science Laboratory to train technically gifted students.
He called on the school authorities to put in place a high maintenance regime for the facility and not wait for the place to deteriorate.
Vice President Amissah-Arthur pledged to provide five per cent of the cost of the equipment set for the facility whilst urging Tullow oil and the Mfantsipim Old Boys Association to support with the rest of the funding.
Mr Joseph Klemesu, who represented Mr Charles Darku, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Tullow Oil Ghana Limited stated that the Jubilee partners are committed to making meaningful contribution towards economic and social development of the country.
He said in demonstrate this commitment the partners have made significant contribution education which is considered as central to the growth and development of Ghana.
He said more important to education is the partners support towards science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Mr Klemesu said the refurbish science laboratory of the Mfantsipim School is expected to raise student performance in the study of science and develop favourable attitude towards the study.
He urged students and the school management to take good care of the new facility