A technology social enterprise that
specialises in the design, development and deployment of low voltage and rugged computing systems, TECHAiDE, has launched a free information access device .
It can be used to track changes over time
It is a one-watt device that can be powered by any USB charger from grid power, USB port on a laptop or desktop, battery bank or solar charger and its content can be accessed by any WiFi enabled device.
Impact Education Conference
The launch was performed at the second annual Impact Education Conference
The conference, on the theme: “Teaching with technology", brought together over 150 participants from the public and private schools, proprietors, non-governmental
A former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Education, Winneba, Professor Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, said the product was to secure the educational future of Ghanaian children.
He said teachers could
Prof. Anamuah-Mensah, who is the Board Chairman of TECHAiDE, said schoolchildren in rural areas and under-served communities were not performing well in the area of information and communications technology (ICT), science and maths and that ‘ASANKA’ could address that challenge.
He said there were many innovations in the field of technology unfolding in the world and that parents should take advantage of those technologies to educate their children.
He urged the government to partner TECHAiDE by putting in place a policy that would help promote ‘ASANKA’ in the country’s educational sector.
The Director in charge of Basic Education at the GES,
The Chief Executive Officer of TECHAiDE,
He said aside from the problem of Internet availability and reliability, the issue of cost was a critical one.
“As of June 2017, the cost of 1GB of data in Ghana was approximately $4, which was way above the reach of many households.
“I asked myself the question: ‘How can TECHAiDE innovatively