ICT Improving Low Quality of Education in Ghana

ICT Improving Low Quality of Education in Ghana

It 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….

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Our Latest Newsletter: Creating Paradigm Shift in Development using ICT

Our Latest Newsletter: Creating Paradigm Shift in Development using ICT

Savana Signatures is a youth-led, youth-centered and gender sensitive programming ICT for development (ICT4D) organization based in Ghana with the mission “To equip youth, women and vulnerable groups with ICT skills for personal and professional development through the innovative use of ICT” and a vision of “A society where relevant information, knowledge and skills for development are enhanced by equal access to and use of ICT”. The organization over the years has lived and followed…

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Sexual Health Education Programme Opens Discussions on SRHR in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Programme Opens Discussions on SRHR in Ghana

Sexual Health Education Plus (SHE+) being implemented by Savana Signatures offers opportunity to young people to access free Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) information through their mobile phones. Special mobile phones numbers (long codes) have been provided to enable young people to directly interact with health professionals in each of the regions the programme is being implemented in. This makes access to SRHR information and services private and convenient to young people. SHE+ has…

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Ghanaian Teachers Laud Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Ghanaian Teachers Laud Comprehensive Sexuality Education

Teachers whose capacities were built on facilitation skills under the My World and My Life (MWML) Project being implemented by Savana Signatures have lauded the programme for its quality content. MWML is a sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum which contained fourteen lessons and a number of interactive learning activities including games that make the learning of sexual and reproductive health lessons educative and interesting. The project offers contemporary sexuality education and focuses on developing…

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EDUCO Officials Visit Savana Signatures’ Project Site

EDUCO Officials Visit Savana Signatures’ Project Site

The officials of EDUCO, an international agency supporting projects in the areas of education and child rights in some developing countries including Ghana have paid a monitoring visit to Savana Signatures’ projects sites. The delegation made up of Mr. Chema Rodriguez Sala, West Africa Representative, Mr. Albert Tarradellas Bertrản, Director of International Division and Mr. Wilfred Dery, Ghana Local Representative of EDUCO was conducted round the projects by the Executive Director of Savana Signatures, Mr. John Stephen…

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Edukans Foundation Coordinator Enskinned Queen Mother of Langbina Community in Ghana

Edukans Foundation Coordinator Enskinned Queen Mother of Langbina Community in Ghana

By: Francis Npong The Ghana Country Coordinator of Edukans Foundation Miet Chielens has been enskinned a Queen Mother of Langbina, a farming community in the East Mamprusi District of the Northern Region of Ghana. Chielens’ enskinment as a queen mother in Ghana’s countryside was heralded by a colourful traditional ceremony in her honour. Her nomination and subsequent installation was informed by the role she played in the construction of a 3-unit classroom block in that…

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10 Female Teachers Using ICT Selected for Fellowship

10 Female Teachers Using ICT Selected for Fellowship

Francis Npong Education is one of the most important aspects of human resource development. Poor teaching methodologies do not only result in poor academic performances of pupils in school but it also causes significant stress to parents aside poor human resource development for the nation. Poor academic performances among pupils particularly in basic schools are symptoms reflecting the larger underlying problems in education. This however called for well-implemented inclusive and innovative educational approaches to address…

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Ho Poly Junior High School Wins ICT Quiz Competition

Ho Poly Junior High School Wins ICT Quiz Competition

Ho Poly Junior High School (JHS) in the Volta Region has won this year’s Volta Regional Inter-schools Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Quiz competition held in Ho. Ho Poly JHS, represented by Ebenezer Afful, Isreal Ahua and Seyram Adadevoh scored a total of 31 points to beat nine (9) other schools in the Ho Municipality. The Regional Model School Complex represented by Lilian Adevor, Micheal Anumah and Mawulorm Amadotor came second with 28 points while…

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NGO Consortium Launches Report on Availability and Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning in schools

NGO Consortium Launches Report on Availability and Use of ICT in Teaching and Learning in schools

A consortium of non for profit making organizations using ICT to promote development  and education in Ghana have inaugurated a network known as Connect for Change (C4C) Education Ghana Alliance. The Alliance comprising Savana Signatures, IBIS in Ghana, Producer Enterprises Promotion Centre, Women and Development Projects, Presbyterian Education Unit and the Ghana Information Network for Knowledge Sharing (GINKS) was formed in 2014 to help promote the use of ICT in delivery of quality education to…

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