ICT Improving Low Quality of Education in Ghana

Screenshot_1It is generally acknowledged that for Ghana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic and human resource development, substantial resources will need to be directed at improving educational policy and delivery.

For instance, in 2011, 176,128 candidates, representing 46.93 per cent of the 375,280 candidates who sat for the 2011 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) had admission to Senior High Schools (SHSs) and Technical Institutions (TIs) based on the computerized selection and placement processes.

The remaining candidates representing 53.07 per cent could not meet the placement criteria and unable to gained admission into SHSs and TIs in that year.

The fallen standards of education in Ghana is blamed on the lack of teaching and learning materials, poor teaching methodologies as well as the inability of schools to effectively use ICT.
To widen access to quality and literacy education, the role of Information and Communication TechnScreenshot_2ology (ICT) cannot be downplayed.  In 2008, Ghana enacted ICT in Education Policy to improve on the quality of teaching and learning in order to improve on the standards of education.

To support this efforts, Savana Signatures in 2011 initiated the Integration of ICT in Education Project (IIEP) to facilitate the implementation of ICT in Education Policy.

A document “Addressing Low Quality of Education in Ghana Through ICT” chronicled successes and challenges of IIEP. The contribution of IIEP to the improvement of teaching and learning outcomes in the project schools cannot be underestimated. Click the link here  or http://savsign.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/IIEP-learning-document.pdf to access the document.