Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru hails from Tamale and is a teacher at the Police Barracks Junior High School. Presently he teaches over two hundred students. Growing up, he aspired to become a Science teacher. Due to his hard work and discipline he achieved this goal. He has been teaching since 2010.

Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru likes teaching STEM because it’s full of experimental demonstrations that are very practical. This helps the students to understand what he is teaching.  He believes that as a STEM educator, he plays an important role because ”The world revolves around science and everything we do in our daily lives involves some amount of science.” Thus it is important to take the opportunity and responsibility of acquiring this knowledge and transferring it to others.

In the next 5 to 10 years Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru sees himself teaching at a higher level presumably Senior high school or  University level. Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru wants to see his students becoming important members of the society, and therefore, he is gratified and inspired when his current students understand his lessons. 

After his headmaster informed him of the JUNEOS Challenge, Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru selected some students and groomed them on how to demonstrate the selected experiment perfectly. The experiment was a unique one because its application can be used to save lives. 

From his participation in the JUNEOS Challenge Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru has learnt how to perform even when he is under pressure. In his own words, “That is giving out your best even when you are not adequately prepared.” 

Finally Mr. Issakwa Abregyaniru says, “I’m grateful to the JUNEOS Challenge and I pray the stakeholders will devote much time and resources to the teaching of Science and Maths because these two subjects are very important in the lives of people in this global village we find ourselves in.”

Article by Kofi Konadu Berko.

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Kofi Konadu Berko is passionate about education and youth development. He holds a B.A in Adult Education and Human Resource Studies from the University Of Ghana. His works have been  published in the historic Afroyoung Adult anthology titled Waterbirds On the Lakeshore, Adabraka: Stories From the Center Of the World , Tampered Press and the Kalahari Review. He blogs at