Specialized Institutions should be established for Children with higher IQs – Prof. Fred McBagonluri


The President of Academic City College and a former founding Dean at the Faculty of Engineering at Ashesi University, Prof. Fred McBagonluri has said that there was a need for government to establish specialized institutions to segregate special children who may have a higher intelligence quotient.

He was speaking at the Virtual Education Technology Exhibition (EduTECH) event held by the Neogenics Education Group on Saturday, September 12, 2020, on the theme ”Demonstrating Innovative Technologies in Education”.

The EDUTECH Exhibition is Event 2 of Global Super Teachers Conference 2020:a teacher and school leaders empowerment and Professional Development event.

According to Prof. Fred McBagonluri, innovations in Ghana’s education system should be flexible enough to cater for special children.

He added that it was unfortunate for policymakers to consider age as a measure of maturity.

Prof. Fred McBagonluri emphasized that intelligence is not a normal distribution curve, hence should not be overlooked during Education policy formulation processes.

He recalled a  situation where children aged 9 in the United States of America and other European countries were admitted to study at the University.

He added it was unfortunate that children with higher Intelligence Quotients are expected  to wait until 15 years to write their West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

He called on the government to reconsider its policy directions to benefit every aspect of the development of the citizenry.

Emerging Technologies in Education

Speaking on some emerging technologies in Education, Prof. Fred McBagonluri said there was a need to consider the use of Virtual Objects in lesson delivery in the country.

He indicted, there was a need to take advantage of cloud computing technologies in modern education.

He added, that this when utilised shall help students and teachers have access to remote learning resources.

Regarding modern Examination Procedures and feedback, Prof. Fred McBagonluri  spoke about grade automation, learning feedback for students’ improvement and customization of learning outcomes.

As part of the current emerging technologies in education, Prof. Fred McBagonluri   said biometrics shall help in monitoring and evaluating students’ learning outcomes as well as truancy reduction.

Using Social Media Technology in the development of Education, Prof. Fred McBagonluri said it shall provide a medium for social interaction.

Neogenics Education Group

Neogenics Education Group is an  Independent Educational Consultant and Service Provider delivering world-class training and educational consultancy services.

Their vision is “to equip educational institutions and individuals with appropriate tools, skills, training, resources and advisory services which will enable them to deliver their goals effectively and maximise their potential.”

In the past five years, Neogenics Education has been involved in the training of teachers, heads of schools, teaching assistants and other individuals in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa and Ghana.

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