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The current state of Basic Education in Ghana

Something strange is happening,with Ghanaian basic education. For a number of years, some schools in the public sector have achieved non optimal results at the BECE (Basic Education Certificate Examination). This examination is held at the end of Junior High school, after eleven years of school (two years of kindergarten, six years of primary school and three years of junior high school). And recent test results in Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA, 2013) and National Education assessment (NEA, 2013) show that a majority of pupils are not acquiring skills at the early grade levels. This is the case for English and also for Ghanaian languages. There are many reasons why this is the case, but many people here think that this is because of a combination of a lack of logistics, very large class sizes and inappropriate instructional methods. Of course, all three are interconnected.

We started this NGO because we thought that introducing some kinds of technology in our schools might be of help in assisting teachers and students to make use of technology that could assist learning in and out of the classroom. School curricula contain ICT studies, but equipment is not always available. We are trying to assist the six schools we work in, in the centre of Accra, to access hardware, software and information that will make lessons more interesting and more relevant. Our Ministry of Education was pleased with this concept, and we keep them regularly updated on our progress.

We also think this would help our young people in an increasingly technologically directed world.

 

Posted by UNITYJHSonOCTOBER 7, 2016

 

Augustine Agu. Education Technology and Universalizing Quality Outcomes

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Natalie Gil. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/10/geekie-educational-software-brazil-machine-learning#img-1

 

 

 

 

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