July 18th , 2024


Edrine Yeboah

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This year’s SHS Renewable Energy Challenge, which is on the theme: ‘Mechanised Small-Scale Agriculture Using Renewable Energy Technologies’, was born out of the Commission’s mandate under the Renewable Energy Act, 2011 (Act 832), which includes the promotion of the development and utilisation of renewable energy resources.

The Commission is also to recommend and advise relevant stakeholders on the educational curriculum on efficient use of renewable energy sources and evolve programmes for its mainstreaming in the educational curriculum in Ghana.

The Challenge seeks to promote creative thinking and provide mentorship to students in the second-cycle institutions, and also extend to them the platform to exhibit their innovative projects.

Nkoranza Technical Institute (NTI) has emerged as the winner of the fifth (5th) edition of the Regional Energy Commission Senior High School Renewable Energy Challenge held at the Nkoranza Municipal Assembly in the Bono East Region.

However, among the eight (8) participating schools, NTI's project presentation scored the highest marks and securing their victory.

Meanwhile, Our lady of Mount Camel SHS took second place, followed by Kintampo SHS with Yeji SHS, Atebubu SHS, Jema SHS and Nkoranza Senior High Technical School placing seventh with Nkwabeng Technical Institute on eighth respectively.

The winning school, NTI  received a cash prize, a plaque and other items which was presented to them for their hard work and effort towards the competition as the winners.

The competition, which was held under the theme; "Application of renewable energy technology in solving land degradation and water population", aims to educate and raise awareness about renewable energy resources and technologies among Senior High and Technical School students. It is promoting creative thinking and problem-solving.

According to Julius Nkansah-Nyarko, National Senior Manager for Renewable Energy Regulation and Project Coordinator at the Energy Commission who described the 2024 regional challenge as a remarkable competition with eight schools participating in the Bono East regional event.

David Mensah Agyampah, Bono East Regional STEM Coordinator emphasized the need to bridge the gap between the ideas presented and the real-world application that is benefiting farmers and the nation. He stressed the importance of continued development and commercialization of the students' projects for long-term sustainability.

As an advocate for climate change, the importance of renewable energy technologies and solutions for sustainable development and people's well-being should be something dear to our hearts.

The representative of NTI expressed gratitude and acknowledged the impact of the program on their future, emphasizing that the knowledge gained on renewable energy would be effective in the near future.

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