The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the country in the 2024 academic year will have fully-fledged open university campuses to enhance teaching and learning activities.
Speaking at the 2023 National Education Week, he said prospective students could take up online courses from the comfort of their homes or visit the campuses for research.
Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum noted that the initiative was part of reforms and innovations the central government was undertaking to ensure that the education sector was modernised.
He said with the open university the majority of the work would be done online adding that said that a full online university would ensure the benefit of society and meet the needs of contemporary education.
“The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that hit us provided us with great lessons on virtual learning. It shows that online learning was a fruitful model of education,” the Education Minister told stakeholders at the Education Week
The Minister said the Ministry was working with a UK University, which was providing technical support on the project. He also said the Ministry was also putting up virtual high schools where students could enrol for virtual classes.
“There are several high schools around the world that are virtual, they are online. We are also building virtual high schools that will serve as an opportunity for people to advance themselves while they work,” Dr Osei Adutwum noted.
The theme for the 2023 edition of the National Education Week is “Education Delivery for National Transformation: The Case for STEM and TVET,” which resonates deeply with my core vision for the educational landscape of our nation.