Ghana launches Digital Education Initiative
London, August 2, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Education has signed an MOU with Real Studios Limited, an Information Technology company to implement the Digital Education System (DES).
The initiative combines hardware and digital media to transform the education sector in Ghana from analog to digital by making education more accessible.
The Digital Education system or Digital Classroom is designed to make education accessible to all Ghanaians students and pupils.
It aims to provide a world-class learning experience to students all over the country through the provision of electronic devices and software systems designed to connect teachers, students, schools, and publishers.
The system will enable students to access an entire library of books from nursery to university on a single device that can fit into their pockets. Teachers will also be able to send lectures and notes to students all over the country.
Why this initiative & its projected Impact
This initiative aims at addressing the challenges associated with accessing quality education.
Through the Digital classroom, students can access unlimited education materials and research; it also provides ‘Out of Classroom’ learning using interactive virtual lessons to enable students to s learn outside the classroom at their own pace and preference.
Pilot program and national rollout plan
As part of its implementation, a pilot study is to be undertaken in 5 districts to test the feasibility of the system in a typical Ghanaian classroom before full-scale nationwide implementation.
This is to adapt the system’s core technologies, reading devices, web systems and content distribution platforms to the local infrastructure.
The pilot test is to demonstrate the system as a non-distracting classroom tool whiles assessing students and teachers’ ability to utilize the system effectively.
The Digital education system is an initiative spearheaded by Real Studios Limited, a wholly owned Ghanaian Information Technology Research and Development company building world-class technologies for Africa.
*Interview with Real Studios Limited CEO*
In an interview with the CEO of Real Studios, Muni I. Reindorf, he said the company plans to build a factory in Ghana to assemble the electronic reading devices and accessories needed to sustain the project as part of the national industrialization agenda under the 1D1F initiative.