An educational tablet aimed at developing learning abilities of children through the use of technology has been launched in Accra.
‘Kiddie Tab’ exposes children to audio visuals, educative and interactive features which are able to enhance multi- sensorial learning and shift focus from traditional methods of learning to technological means.
Launching the tablet on the theme: One Child, One Tablet, Mr. Richmond Asumadu, Chief Executive Officer of Brich Information Technology, said the initiative was important to allow children express themselves and connect globally with colleagues in other parts of the world.
According to him, teaching and learning with the tablet technology was an effective and efficient way of developing the minds of students to be useful to society.
“We need to upgrade our current system to the level where teachers can give and accept exercises through emails in our schools to reduce waste of productive hours,” he said.
Mr. Asumadu maintained that technology was the surest way to be innovative and explorative indicating that, it was high time children were given such an opportunity in order to address societal challenges in future.
“We should not take the technological space lightly. Let us equip the children with the right tools to remain relevant in the years to come”, he advised.
He appealed to government to reduce tax incentives on spare parts used to assemble the tablet in order to reduce the cost of the tablet, saying, “this is a multi billion investment which will create huge employment for Ghanaians and government should support us.”
Mr. Frank Woyome, a career coach and motivational speaker was optimistic that “the Kiddie Tab would allow children to better appreciate Information Communication Technology (ICT) especially in the government schools so children learn the subject and cannot appreciate it till they get to the high school level. I believe this tab will help to address such difficulty,” he stated.
He admonished parents to invest in the educational needs of children saying, “children learn faster from what they see and touch and parents must begin to take the steps to expose their children to the next world through technology.”
By Jemima Esinam Kuatsinu