The Ghana Education Service has directed all Regional Directors of Education to prepare all Metro, Municipal, and District Directors of Education within their jurisdiction for the Regional-Level Training of ICT Coordinators.
In a letter dated 6th June 2023, addressed to All Regional Directors, KA Technologies (KAT) expressed its intention to initiate the Regional-Level Training for all District and School IT Officers following the successful completion of the Training of Trainers (ToT) Programme.
As a result, KA Technologies has announced the training schedule for its ‘One-Student, One-Tablet’ project, commencing today, Tuesday, June 12, 2023, and taking place in all sixteen Regional Capitals. The training is scheduled to conclude on Friday, June 15, 2023.
The objectives of the Regional-Level Training Programme are as follows:
- Train School ICT Officers on tablet distribution process.
- Train Teachers on Smart Classroom set up and device configuration. (i.e., Smart Box)
- Train Teachers and Students on KATON Knowledge Hub.
- Coordination of device support and maintenance issues within each district.
Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, on Saturday, May 27th, 2023, announced the government’s intention to revolutionize pre-tertiary public schools. The plan involves replacing conventional textbooks with laptops that contain digital textbooks and a variety of teaching and learning materials. This initiative aims to make public schools a preferred choice for education enthusiasts.
“If this country must move forward in the right direction, we must invest in education which is the only platform for preparing nation builders for tomorrow.
“The Minister for Education has also assured me that this year, we’ll start the replacement textbooks with laptops that have textbooks embedded in Senior high Schools”. He told the durbar.
However, this ambitious initiative sparked backlash from some Ghanaians on social media, as they expressed their discontent by criticising the Vice President.
Contrary to the doubts expressed by critics, the project is specifically tailored to enhance the performance of students in internal and external examinations, focusing on public secondary schools in the state.
Staying true to their promises, the Ghana Education Service, in partnership with KA Technologies, has begun training trainers in preparation for the distribution of Computer Tablets of Learning to students in government-owned secondary schools across the nation.
Based on our findings, the device is expected to ensure that students become proficient in ICT skills and empower them to compete on a global scale in terms of educational standards.
The device will feature an extensive e-book library that includes textbooks, study tips, and a wide range of integrated test materials, such as past questions with answers and solutions to standard examination queries. Additionally, it will incorporate a virtual classroom where comprehensive subject notes, complete with illustrations and worked examples, will be available for all subjects.
See below the training schedule….