Kwasi Kwarteng, the Public Relations Officer (PRO) for the Ministry of Education (MoE), says a TV station in due course will be launched by the management of his outfit as part of efforts to improve teaching and learning in the country.
Speaking on UTV’s Mpu ne Mpu show monitored by AcademicWeek, the spokesman said the Ministry in collaboration with the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) have created a studio for the project.
“The Ministry of Education in partnership with CENDLOS have created a studio. Content creation as I speak is currently ongoing. So hopefully in no time, the Ministry will have its own television station,” Kwasi told the host of Mpu ne Mpu.
His comment comes after the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum launched the five ultra-modern content generation studios to boost e-learning and the digitization of manual content across all levels of learning.
The state-of-the-art studio, the Minister in charge of education said is hosted by the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS), an agency under the auspices of the Ministry of Education.
“The studios are part of the CENDLOS vision of making Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education effective and efficient, accessible and affordable to all students
The studios are part of the CENDLOS vision of making Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education effective and efficient, accessible and affordable to all students,” the Bosomtwe lawmakers said at the studio launch.
Asked when the Ministry of Education (MoE) will provide textbooks for the new curriculum, Kwasi Kwarteng said his outfit has signed a contract with textbook publishers to supply the new curriculum textbooks in 120 days.
“From the day we signed the contract, we have given the textbook publishers some 120 days to publish the books. We are expecting them to supply them by September for downward distribution to schools,” he told UTV’s Agya Kwabena.
The spokesperson said that unlike the previous curriculum that made students ‘chew and pour’, the new curriculum is not textbook centred. “This new curriculum makes them explore beyond textbooks,” the Public Relations Officer added.