Coordinator for the No Business As Usual (NBU) Project Roberta Aryetey has kicked against the factor of anxiety among female students vis-à-vis the studying of Science related courses.
Aversion towards academic subjects having a strong link with science has for years discouraged majority of female students from embarrassing the area, opting for a different academic field as a course.
Roberta Aryetey during NBU training program held coincidentally on the day marked for the Celebration of International Day of Girls And Women In Science set the record straight that science is not a subject to fear so long as other females have survived and succeeded within that same field.
Speaking to female Science students of Parkoso Senior High School at the hub of the project on 12th February 2021, she challenged students to dissolve every fear factor, challenging that “what they are doing has been done by others. Others have tolled the same line and have succeeded.”
She noted how a number of science students have out of fear restrained themselves from diving deep into the field of science by just wanting to be only nurses and not a doctor.
“Gone are the days. Do away with fear and never think that science is difficult. You can pursue science”, she encouraged.
At the event, Auntie Rita Krampah, Corperate Trainer and Entrepreneur gave participants tips on how to succeed academically in science including. They were discipline, staying focused, being time conscious, efficient usage of their academic time, having time for reading among others.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines, she explained why science is perceived as a difficult subject.
Reason she underscored was that, one needs to dedicate a lot of time.
She however encouraged that “ones somebody mastered and passed through it successful, any lady can also do same.”