The Education Minister, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh has assured Ghanaians that education will never be the same after the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been brought under control by the government.
The Member of Parliament gave this assurance speaking in an interview with Kwame Sefa Kayi on PeaceFM’s Kokrokoo monitored by GeorgeWeb on June 4, 2020.
According to him, the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus which has at least claimed 38 lives as of the time writing this post has completely changed the state of education in the country.
He said the rollout of the distance online learning programme has significantly enhanced access to education, particularly in the tertiary institutions.
He added that “amid the outbreak of the novel disease we have come to know that if we use the proper learning management software, we can even open access and double university capacities for more enrollment of fresh students with very little investment and put Ghanaian Universities on the 21st-century marketing “.
NAPO further disclosed that the Government of Ghana (GoG) is on the process to sign a contract with open University Uk to have it branch in Ghana as in other 60 countries worldwide.
According to the Minister, Open University when set up in Ghana will give huge access to tertiary education to the masses of the people when even there is inadequate infrastructure.
‘The experience is there and so we have to buy it because education will never be the same after the global coronavirus pandemic is over” he stressed.