Alexander Bosoka, is a teacher at the Ghana National Basic School. He has been teaching for over two years. He currently teaches more than a 100 students. Growing up in Baator in the Volta region, he always wanted to become a doctor and believed that he could help reduce the spread of diseases and mortality rates. His childhood hero was Dr. Frimpong Boateng, a heart surgeon of Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital who he believed was living his dreams.
Alexander had always wanted to study medicine but he could not meet the grade requirements for med school thus he chose to study another science course. He enrolled into the University of Cape Coast to study an education course. In retrospect, he knows this was never a mistake and was just a part of fulfilling his life’s purpose. In his opinion, STEM has really improved his cognitive reasoning and with this he has been able to impact his students’ understanding and passion for science. He believes that the knowledge they gain will help change their perception about science which will encourage them to pursue science to a higher level.
For the JUNEOS Challenge, Alexander researched really well and picked a topic he knew his students would love: how submarines move underwater. He believes the JUNEOS challenge has been helpful because it has exposed him to the idea of improvising with local materials in order to make his lessons as practical as possible. This way he can contribute to encouraging creativity and innovation within his students as well as help sharpen their cognitive reasoning.
Mr. Bosoka enjoys watching the national science and maths quiz because he is passionate about science. He loves cooking, reading and researching. In 5-10 years, Alexander wants to move beyond just teaching by exploring other equally influential careers in the STEM field.
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