It will be recalled that the President, H.E Nana Akufo Addo in his first update to outline Government’s measures on the novel Coronavirus pandemic, indicated that all schools in the country be closed indefinitely.
As part of efforts to brief and update the country on measures being undertaken by the Ministry of Education, the Sector Minister, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh was invited to join his fellow Ministers in the Ministry of Information’s Press Briefing to outline the measures the Ministry has put in place to ensure the President’s Directive was appropriately respected.
In his presentation, Dr. Prempeh noted that the closure of schools in Ghana will not affect teaching and learning.
This was because a number of online processes were being undertaken to ensure same. These included partnering with GBC to develop radio and TV content delivery of educational materials in accordance with the current curriculum for the Pre-Tertiary Sector.
He added that Educational Technology partners such as CENLOSS, PLAN International and others have been engaged to deliver materials through the iCAMPUS system.
On the Tertiary Sector, Dr. Prempeh said the Ministry was in collaboration with the Open University UK to deploy distance learning programmes for all Universities, adding that, the Ministry had worked to upscale the functional learning management systems that all traditional Universities possess.