After his basic, JHS and SHS education, Prosper Ajwawuke proceeded to St. John Bosco College of Education where he read Science and Mathematics in addition to receiving training as a teacher. This is in line with his age-old dream of becoming a teacher and imparting knowledge and training the younger generation to become tomorrow’s leaders. Owing to the influence and mentorship of his class three teacher, Prosper developed an interest and passion for education. In order to have a greater command of STEM, Prosper also went ahead for further studies at the University of Cape Coast, from where he received a degree in Mathematics.
According to Prosper, science is all about everyday life activities, and the study of it leads to an efficient exploration of the environment. This is the reason why he loves teaching STEM. He also likes STEM because it is practical. According to him, when the Teaching and Learning Materials are available, he is motivated to explore and do more research into any given area of science. His students have also adopted his passion for practical lessons and demonstrations.
Prosper is motivated when his students achieve success in their academics. It drives him to put in greater effort toward ensuring that his students understand the scientific concepts that he teaches. He says it’s his aim to have at least five of his students offering science in senior secondary school every year.
Prosper has been teaching for eight years and he currently teaches one hundred and forty-three students. He teaches his students with much passion and commitment, and it was no surprise that he won an award at a science fair. He has been a member of BSTEM since 2017, having joined the organization to gain more practical knowledge through workshops and interactions with his colleague teachers. Prosper Ajwawuke believes that the JUNEOS Challenge has created an avenue for students and teachers to showcase their knowledge in science and also challenge them to come up with creative ways of solving problems. He also acknowledges that the JUNEOS Challenge has influenced his teaching by making him allocate more time to practical lessons.
Prosper believes that he will still be teaching in the future because it is his dream to become a science resource person to help others resolve problems in STEM.
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Article by Kofi Dzogbewu.
Kofi Dzogbewu is a Ghanaian storyteller. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English Language and Literature from the University of Ghana. He is an alumnus of the Mo Issa Writing Workshops. You can find more of his work on his blog and find him on all social media platforms with the name ‘Kofi Dzogbewu’ (@fdzogbewu).