The Minister of Education, DR. Yaw Osei Adutwum indicated that plans are in progress for Ghana to have a virtual high school.
In a news reported by asaaseradio.com, the minister stated that virtual studies will it possible for student to enroll and complete their high school online.
He further stated that high schools would also use instructions and resources virtual from virtual high school to improve teaching and learning in their schools.
According to report, the minister said this at the 2nd National Distance Learning Conference in Accra under the theme “Reimagining Education. A call on Multi-Stakeholder Coordination and Action for Equitable Access to Digital and Distance Learning in Africa.
He urged African leaders to stop complaining about their situation and develop a can-do spirit to be able to take advantage of technology to improve their respective countries..
The minister also expressed his confidence in the ability of the African child, such that when giving the opportunity , the African child will would open out beyond expectation.
Dr. Yaw Osei |Adutwum added that the government aims at doubling science enrolment in Ghana by next year using digital technology.
He praises CENDLOS for their commitment to digital and distance learning in the country and urged the stakeholders to support them to carry out their mandate.
The Executive Director for CENDLOS, Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, added that the theme for the conference called for an inclusive dialogue and work among stakeholders to prevent duplication and redundancy in the educational sector.
He said the confrence yielded a fruitful results, key among them was the development of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Policy.
Nana Gyamfi also said connectivity was one of the problems hindering the running of digital and distance learning and called on Telecommunication Companies and other stakeholders to provide support.
The inaugural conference yielded productive outcomes, notably the formulation of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) policy. The Executive Director also emphasize on the challenges of connectivity affecting digital and distance learning and appealed for collaboration from Telecom Companies and stakeholders.
Dr. Eric Nansah , the head of the Ghana Education Service (GES) also highlighted the positive impact of incorporating ICT in the education, enhancing learning outcomes and overall educational system. He underscore the significance of distance learning, which has become a lifeline enabling education to continue despite challenging circumstances.
He further stress that ICT will teacher-student interaction irrespective of the distance and also offers teacher training opportunities and strengthen the connection between teachers and parents for monitoring students progress.