St. Peter’s Senior High School, located in the Eastern Region of Ghana, has made history by becoming the first public senior high school in the country to have an Artificial Intelligence (AI) lab deployed on its campus.
The AI lab was recently launched by Coral Reef Innovation Hub on the 29th of April 2023.
This groundbreaking AI lab is the product of a collaboration between the National Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (NEIP), Intel, and the St. Peter’s Old Boys Association (PERSCOBA).
It marks a significant milestone in the development of AI technology in the student and staff community. Equipped with advanced computing resources, state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms, and powerful data analytics tools, the AI lab will provide a platform for expert researchers, scientists, students, and staff to develop new AI applications and systems that can help solve some of the most pressing problems facing society today.
The AI lab is dedicated to advancing research and development in the field of AI in various domains, including healthcare, education, finance, agriculture, and climate change. The lab also aims to support innovation and entrepreneurship by providing entrepreneurs with the tools they need to create AI-based products and services.
This initiative is a significant step forward in shaping mindsets and releasing latent potential in the student and staff community. It represents an opportunity for the youth to be equipped with skills for the future, preparing them to be fit for purpose for the future of work as automation replaces routine tasks.
The AI lab was built with contributions from various year groups spanning 1974-2008, Perscoba UK, and Perscoba North America, showcasing their appreciation and giving back to their alma mater.
The headmaster of St. Peter’s Senior High School acknowledged the contributions of these old students and pledged to ensure that the facility is utilized for its intended purpose.
The Managing Partner of Coral Reef Innovation Hub, Mr. Richard Osei-Anim, highlighted the core focus of Coral Reef, which is to increase access, equity, and inclusion by introducing Education 4.0 solutions to bridge the digital poverty gap across Africa.
St. Peter’s Senior High School has taken the lead, and Coral Reef and its partners would work with the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service to support efforts in deepening the penetration of these solutions across the education landscape as they jointly build a pipeline of transformation.
The Ministry of Education and its agency, Ghana Education Service (GES), expressed their gratitude for the support of all stakeholders involved in making this initiative possible, including NEIP, Intel, and the St. Peter’s Old Boys Association. They look forward to driving innovation and growth in the community through the power of AI, unlocking its potential to make positive impacts on society.