Government of Ghana To Invest In E-Learning Facilities For Tertiary Institutions.
The Government of Ghana to introduce a learning management system to facilitate the e-learning in all tertiary institutions across the country, as announced by his excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House.
With the electronic system to enhance learning electronically due to the outbreak of the pandemic coronavirus, this is expected to enable the government to have a better assessment of effectiveness of online activities.
Per the announcement from President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House in Accra yesterday when meeting the vice chancellors of the various universities across the country, there was discussions about some pertinent issues ahead of the reopening of the Universities in the country on Monday June 15.
“Part of the problem with the senior high school is that it is very difficult to know to what extent the instruction, first of all, is being paid attention to, if they are actually listening…” he said and added that the imbalances in the absorptive capacities of students at that level will be difficult to address if online learning is introduced in the high schools.
This learning management system for tertiary institutions, as he said, will be critical for e-learning and indicated that the government will soon put the system in place.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also pledged the government’s commitments to ensure that PPEs are available and the tertiary institutions are disinfected so that they can open to students, teaching and non-teaching staff on Monday respectively.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also said, financial clearance has been given for the recruitment of over 6,000 staff to address capacity constraints in the universities.
Taking a look at modern way of learning, President Akufo Addo said the idea to open universities has found favour with the government and indicated that active measures are taken to ensure that universities deliver quality distance learning that the open universities represent.
President Akufo-Addo was optimistic that the reopening of schools at the tertiary level in the wake of the COVID-19 menace will serve as a good example for the country.
“If it succeeds, then the country will be reassured that we can begin to step up with confidence to the future that comes ahead of us,” he said
The Minister of Education, Mathew Opoku Prempeh, said Ghana has done well in its management of the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, noting that even though Ghana’s numbers are rising, most of the cases are normal people who have been infected and have not shown any signs of the disease.
The minister said there is the need to look at the COVID 19 data and resume life because the pandemic has been well controlled in the country.
However, he entreated the public to “act with safety precautions in mind”.
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ghana and Chairman of the Vice Chancellors Ghana, Prof Ebenezer Oduro, commended the President for the great leadership he has shown since the outbreak of the pandemic.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said contrary to media reports that some universities have decided not to open despite the government’s directives for them to open, all the universities are going to open on Monday.
In summary, Government of Ghana To Invest In e-learning To facilities Tertiary Institutions — and Universities will be opening on Monday, June 15 2020.
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