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DIGITAL EDUCATION SYSTEM TO SUPPORT FREE SHS POLICY

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The Government to further enhance education in the country is embarking on the implementation of a Digital Education System project to make education accessible to all Ghanaian.

The Digital education system is an initiative spearheaded by Real Studios Limited, a solely owned Ghanaian Information Technology Research and Development company building world class technologies for Africa.

The project is an initiative that combines hardware, software and digital media to transform the education sector in Ghana from analog to a more accessible digital one.

It uses electronic reading devices backed by internet systems to offer digital books, audio-books, video tutorials and interactive educational materials.

However, as part of its implementation, a pilot study will be undertaken in five districts to test the feasibility of the system in a typical Ghanaian classroom before full-scale nationwide implementation.

This is to adapt the system’s core technologies, reading devices, web systems and content distribution platforms to the local infrastructure.

Pilot program and national roll out plan

The pilot test is to also demonstrate the system as a non-distracting classroom tool while assessing students and teachers ability to utilize the system effectively.

All aimed at identifying and addressing obstacles and evaluating the Socio-economic impact of the Digital classroom to advice its national roll out by the Education Ministry.

Interview with Real Studios Limited CEO

In an interview, the CEO of Real Studios, Muni I. Reindorf, outlined the road-map for implementation of the Digital classroom.

One highlight is to build a factory in Ghana to assemble the electronic reading devices and accessories needed to sustain the project after implementation as part of the national industrialization agenda under the 1D1F initiative.

The factory will use locally sourced materials to build devices designed to withstand the harsh usage requirement of the typical Ghanaian classroom.

He also specified the fact that Real Studios is undertaking this initiative together with the Ministry of Education in an effort to address the constraints faced by the current analog education model.

Thereby introducing a digital education system, intended to; provide unlimited access to quality learning materials, address the theory based curriculum with practical training using video lessons, and improving information dissemination between the Ministry of Education, Schools, Teachers, Students and other stakeholders.

All these are aimed at making quality education accessible in every school, in every district nationwide.

 

 

BY: Marcia Yeboah/pinkfmonlinegh.com

 

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