Ghana Education News
Technology must be way of life for all students
A DEPUTY Head, Information Security Department, Bank of Ghana, Rev. Dr Samuel Senyo Okae, has urged stakeholders in technology education to consider technology as a way of life and prepare towards it in quality education delivery in the country.Subscribe
Speaking at the end of three -day Okuapemman School 12th Founder’s Day Memorial Lecture at Akropong-Akuapem in the Akuapem North municipality in the Eastern Region, on the theme, “Celebrating Barrister Kwaku Opoku Acheampong as a contribution to human capital development in Ghana”, he advocated that technology must become a way of life for students at all levels of education in Ghana.
He said, “Today, the conversation has shifted from whether technology should be used in learning to how it can improve learning to ensure that all students have access to high-quality educational experiences.”
“Technology increasingly is being used to personalise learning and give students more choices over what and how they learn and at what pace, preparing them to organise and direct their own learning for the rest of their lives,” Rev. Dr Okae said.
He said, nationally, significant progress must be made toward ensuring that every school has high-speed classroom connectivity as a foundation for other learning innovations.
“Technology has allowed us to rethink the design of physical learning spaces to accommodate new and expanded relationships among learners, teachers, peers and mentors,” Rev. Dr Okae noted.
He said technology could be a powerful tool for transforming learning by helping to affirm and advance relationships between educators and students, reinvent approaches to learning and collaboration, shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps and adapt learning experiences to meet the needs of all learners.
He, however, said to realise fully the benefits of technology in the education system and provide authentic learning experiences, educators needed to use technology effectively in their practice.
The Technical Advisor, Ministry of Education, Angela Adwoa Asare Affram, an old student of the 1993-year group of the school, who spoke on time management using Ecclesiastes 3: 1, said, “everything we do in education affects our society and everything we do in our society affects our education because there is a strong correlation between education and socio-economic development”.
The headmaster of the school, Rev. Richard Koranteng Afari, in his welcome address, lauded the 1993-year group of the school who sponsored the programme for this year.
He mentioned some of the activities for the three-day programme which included solemn wreath laying ceremony of the founder, Barrister Kwaku Opoku Acheampong at the grave site at Akropong, Remembrance Day service at the school, inter- house quiz competition and the memorial lecture which crowned all the activities for the programme.
Vision and mission
Rev. Afari urged both students and the staff to take keen interest in Opoku Acheampong’s vision and mission and its relevance and contribution in the 21st century particularly in the development of the human capital in Ghana and beyond.
A former headmaster of the school and a student, Yaw Asante, who chaired the programme, lauded the current students for their readiness to learn, especially during question time at the memorial lectures.
He said if the students continued that way, they were going to be great future leaders.
Present at the ceremony was an old boy of the school, Nana Gyan Appenteng, a columnist of the Daily Graphic.