“Smart School for Teachers” project launched

Some of the beneficiary teachers at the launch A “Smart School for Teachers” project initiated by Samsung Electronics with the aim of equipping teachers to use information technology to enhance their output has been launched for two districts.

The project, which is being rolled out in the communities of Bole District in the Northern Region and Komenda-Edina-Eguafo-Abirem municipality in the Central Region, is being undertaken in partnership with the Education Ministry.

It is aimed at equipping teachers with the skills needed to use in their teaching activities, with the incorporation of digital content that makes learning fun and interesting for the learners, as well as build the capacity and confidence of the teachers to use technology.

Under the initiative, teachers would receive training on how to access digital content, share it with students, monitor student progress and conduct assessments.

A statement issued by the company quoted Mr. Jingak Chung, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics, Ghana, as saying that “in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to improve education, we believe it is essential to equip teachers with basic computer literacy, as well as the tools they need to use in ICT for curriculum development and more impactful teaching, and the Smart School for Teachers is an important step in achieving this.”

According to him, “the operational training is aimed at equipping the teachers with the skills needed to use the Samsung Smart School solution in their teaching and learning activities with the incorporation of digital content that makes learning fun and interesting for the learners, as well as build the capacity and confidence of the teachers to use technology in enhancing their teaching.”

Prof.  Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, Minister of Education, who attended the handing over ceremony of the Samsung Smart School in Eguafo, lauded the objective of the project and commended Samsung for the initiative which would complement government’s efforts in enhancing the capacity of teachers.

She advised the teachers to take advantage of the initiative to improve their ICT skills for the benefit of pupils and students.

Ghana is the latest country to benefit from the Samsung Smart School initiative, after it had been rolled out in countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Senegal and Rwanda.

By Times Reporter

 

 

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