Dr Prince Hamid Armah, the Vice Chairman of the Education Committee of Parliament, has reiterated government’s commitment to providing digital literacy training for teacher trainees.
Addressing the gathering as a special guest of honour at the Investiture of Dr Adwoa Kwegyiriba as the new Principal of the St. Francis College of Education at Hohoe on Saturday, February 26, 2022, acknowledged the important of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in education delivery in this currency century.
“Given the value of teachers to national development, policymakers must continuously remain committed to the wholesome training and development of teachers, especially in the field of digitisation. We are in the Digital Dispensation, where many children are now referred to as digital natives because of their affinity for and heavy dependence on Information Communication Technology (ICT) tools.
“Other studies further suggest that digital immigrants, i.e. the adults who have had to adapt to ICT, struggle to create content that can meaningfully engage and hold the attention of digital natives. This is perhaps one of the greatest challenges of education delivery in the 21st century,” he stated
The infusion of ICT into education delivery is a challenge beyond Ghana; the African continent has generally struggled to successfully infuse ICT due to a lack of supporting infrastructure at basic levels.
According to Current statistics In Ghana, less than 15% of teachers use ICT in improving teaching and learning hence the need to instil into teachers trainees the skills and interest.
Dr Armah assured the gathering of government’s plans for digitisation in education cited the TM1 laptop distribution scheme as an example of its commitment.
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