The Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum August 14, 2023 at a conference launched two digital platforms dubbed Learning Passport and Minecraft Education to further enhance virtual learning at the pre-tertiary level.
Speaking at the 2nd edition of the National Digital and Distance Learning Conference organized by the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) he said the platforms will improve online education.
The Education Minister also disclosed that plans are far advanced for the Government of Ghana (GoG) to establish a Ghana virtual high school for prospective students to enroll and complete high school online.
In his address at the 2nd Distance Learning Conference, the Minister in Charge of Education said digital learning was a vital leapfrog strategy that could bring about a change in Africa’s fortune, especially in the educational space.
Dr Osei Yaw Adutwum citing the benefits of the virtual high school urged African leaders to stop lamenting about their situation, develop a can-do spirit and take advantage of technology to improve their respective countries.
He expressed confidence in the ability of the African child, adding that, when given the opportunity, the African child would blossom beyond expectation saying that the government next year aims at doubling science enrolment using digital technology.
Dr Adutwum lauded the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) for its commitment to digital and distance learning in the country and urged stakeholders to support them carry out their mandate.
The two-day conference organized from Monday 14th to Tuesday 15th August 2023 was under the theme; “Reimagining Education: A Call on Multi-Stakeholder Coordination and Action for Equitable Access to Digital & Distance Learning in Ghana”.
CENDLOS regulates, controls and advises on online education and open schooling. It makes learning accessible, flexible and affordable to all, using modern, cutting-edge technology in open, distance and electronic learning.
It seeks to increase access to education for all and blend the current educational system with innovative ICT solutions and ensure quality education at all levels.
The Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) uses audio-visual lessons as supplementary and complementary teaching and learning materials at the pre-tertiary level.