Educational Teachnology must be built to suit Ghanaian Conditions and Values – Minister

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Ghana’s Minister for Education,Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has indicated that for African Countries most especially Ghana ,to buuild technology for Education,the technology have to be built to suit African, and for that matter Ghanaian conditions and values.

Speaking at the  Global Education & Skills Forum in Dubai on Monday,March 25,2019,Dr.Mathew Opoku Prempeh suggested that before a government can adopt a technology for education, the technology has to be robust, relevant and sustainable.

”I am of the view that before a government can adopt a technology for education, the technology has to be robust, relevant and sustainable. The said technology also had to be built to suit African, and for that matter Ghanaian conditions and values. It is when all these requirements are fulfilled that the technology can be adopted.” He said.

The forum was also attended by the  Minister of Education from Kenya and two EdTech company officials in a panel discussion on the topic “What can politicians do to accelerate edtech adoption?”

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There is no doubt that technology can single handedly close the gap in the education divide in Ghana. However policy guiding EdTech adoption as well as financial constraints are some of the challenges we face. These challenges however have not stopped us at the Ministry of Education from exploring EdTech options out there.” He indicated.

He also mentioned  that the Ministry of Education  had developed the iBox which is currently being used in some schools in Ghana and will soon be scaled to cover the whole country.

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He indicated that the  iBox affords teachers and students the opportunity to access teaching and learning materials from a central server.

This according to him,will revolutionize access to learning materials across the country especially for those in remote areas.

”We had developed the iBox which is currently being used in some schools in Ghana and will soon be scaled to cover the whole country. The iBox affords teachers and students the opportunity to access teaching and learning materials from a central server. This will revolutionize access to learning materials across the country especially for those in remote areas.” He concluded.

Source:EducationGhana.net

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