Galaxy international School has organized it’s 13th annual science fair with students thrilling their guest with high-tech scientific solutions to numerous challenges affecting the world.
The fair, dubbed science fair is an annual program on the school’s calendar which creates the opportunity for students to display their scientific acumen and to help suggest scientific solutions to emerging challenges of the globe.
In an address to open the fair, the managing director of the school, Mr Yussuf Tamizkhan , told the gathering that the core principle upon which the school is built is to train the future leaders of the world, indicating that the next generation of world leaders must not be passive scientific observers but well-grounded scientist since science provides the all the solutions to the challenges of the world.
Mr. Yussuf Temizkhan further noted that Galaxy International School has over the years worked assiduously towards encouraging students to take up scientific challenges; this has seen the students from the school compete successfully in the international world. He noted that in 2017 alone students of the school have participated in science-related competitions in Kenya, United States and in Ghana.
Mr. Samuel Ntow, GES director for Private Schools poured a hip of praises on Galaxy International School for playing a lead role in offering private education in Ghana. He indicated that Galaxy school was foremost in infrastructure and the Ghana Education service is impressed about the efforts the school is making in impacting the most modern form of education in Ghana.
The acting director of the Ministry of Business development Joe Tackie indicated that the government of Ghana is not oblivious to the impact of science on business and indicated that government was interested in partnering the school to bring out the future scientific gurus.
The students displayed numerous projects ranging from mathematics, biology, physics and chemistry. According to the principal of the school, Mr. Hakan Karaman, the works displayed by the students were guided research by the students. Teachers of the various subject areas provided a guide for the students to effectuate their talents.
Some of the scientific works displayed included Environmental Impact Assessment, decreasing Water waste using soil moisture in farming, hydroponic farming, the city of geometry, the Golden Ratio and its impact on everyday life among others. In all about 55 projects were displayed from archeology to zoology.
The HYDROPONIC FARMING,
This project was put together by two JHS 2 students, Miss Precious Adedji Master Bruce Ernest, they used their research to explore means of growing crops without the use of soil. As an alternative to the use of soil, they used mineral nutrients in the water to produce food crops. According to the research food produced using this method is 50% more wholesome and nutritious than the one produced using soil. The method is used in Israel and Netherlands. However, they found that the method could be explored in Ghana using bamboo. According to the students, the use of that method would help control environmental degradation in the country.
DECREASING WATER WASTE USING SOIL MOISTURE SENSORS
This project was presented earlier in the year by the students of the school for international competitions in Kenya and the united states of America respectively winning international awards.
The project explored the means of decreasing water wastage in farming. This project is mainly meant to control the use of water in farming in order to protect the water bodies in the country. According to the students who explored this area, their main motivation is to curb the impending water crises to hit Ghana and the world in fifty years.
The visitors, most of whom were students, teachers, parents, and diplomats were enthused about the level of intellectual strength exhibited by the students of Galaxy International school. Hadiya Ilyas, a JHS 3 student from Wajir Barracks B could not believe that children of her age put together such innovations. She said in an interview that most of the things she saw were always theory to her but visiting the fair offered her the singular opportunity to see them practically.
Among the dignitaries were HON. Muntaka Mubarak, MP for Asawase constituency.
About Galaxy International School
The fast-growing school, among other accolades, has represented Ghana in the international arena successfully and has 49 medals and accomplishments in various fields of challenge around the world.
The school has 401 of its graduates in different universities across the globe serving as good ambassadors of Ghana as well as their own nations wherever they are.
In addition to its international accomplishments, the primary section chalked a lot of achievements during the Cambridge checkpoint examination last year by coming out as the Best Mathematics School, Best Science School, Best English School and Best Primary School for the year.
Security of students
With the global security threat, the Galaxy International School places the security of its students, staff, and visitors on a high pedestal as incomers are thoroughly screened at the gates before accessing the facility.
The school has in place enough Closed Circuit cameras (CCTV) at vantage points around the facility, with dedicated personnel to monitor all cameras.
With a staff size of 135, comprising 73 teachers and 62 non-academic staff, the school has the human resource capacity to meet the needs of its students in all spheres.
As a citadel of effective teaching and learning, the school boasts of highly qualified teachers with a minimum requirement of the first degree with the majority of them possessing masters in various fields of study that are of relevance to students.
Information Communication Technology
Immersed in Information Communication Technology, the use of ICT makes life easier for teachers, students, and parents. Through the use of ‘Thinkwave’ software, students’ results, performance and class attendance can be monitored by parents in the comfort of their homes. Apart from the classroom performance, the software is also used to report on the disciplined attitude of students.
“This is a unique software which we use to communicate to parents the behavior of their children and the software also registers their class attendance” the Principal of the school, Mr. Hakan Karaman said.
Believing that “the way to educate people is to show real concern for every individual, not forgetting that every individual is a different world” the school set up a merit and demerit behavioral watch to reward students on the weekly and termly basis by point build-ups based on good behaviour. This is also accessible to parents so as to track the behavioural pattern of their children.
Galaxy also offers scholarships as part of its social responsibility to give opportunities to all and sundry by conducting exams for students from outside the school to write each year.
There are different scholarship packages available in order to cover as many students as possible.