A survey conducted by Teacher Tapp, a GES approved 100% free daily CPD teacher surveying app has revealed that almost all teachers in Ghana now believe access to education technology is more important than they used to before school closures in March.
President Akufo-Addo in his first televised nation’s address on Sunday March 15 directed for the closure of all educational institutions in the country as part of measures to slow and curb the novel coronavirus.
He consequently tasked the Ministry of Education (MoE) to arrange for students to learn online while staying at home as a temporal school break amid the locally transmitted coronavirus cases recorded in the country.
The Ghana Education Service in line with President Akufo-Addo’s directive launched an online study platform icampusgh.com to enable students to improve their academic performance.
While schools were closed, there were enormous gaps in how much students of different backgrounds were able to continue their education.
But the Teacher Tapp survey indicated that these gaps will always be present – even when schools reopen, access to education technology will allow wealthier students to access support, information, and learning that gives them educational advantages over their poorer peers.
A teacher said, “as the Ministry of Education starts to plot out its long-term goals in response to the COVID-19 crisis, it should also consider free access to education technology”.
“Increased in free access to educational technology should be one of the priorities,” he added.
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