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ICT: Part of Education’s Bare Necessities

by Barton Odro

GhanaWeb

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ICT must be a basic necessity in education

Mr Ebo Barton Odro, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency on Monday stated that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) must be a basic necessity for all pupils at the basic school level in the country.

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Technology Adoption Important, But Requires Basic Tech Competencies

Countries around the world are considering how technology can help them improve education for students of all ages; Ghana is no exception. Recently, Ebo Barton Odro, First Deputy Speaker of Parliament and Member of Parliament for Cape Coast North Constituency spoke at a ceremony where an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Center was commissioned in Pedu and Efutu. The challenges may be different, and greater, in places like Ghana, though, as some comments by readers of this piece suggests. As in the United States, Ghana’s leaders are grappling with the wide range of disparities in tech knowledge among both students and teachers.

STEM adoption and advancement is critical in the United States and elsewhere, but the foundational elements required to move forward can be complex. Simply having technology available is not enough. Educational administrators and their IT leaders also must ensure that instructors understand not only how to use tech tools in teaching, but also how to simply use them; students must also have tech competencies and be open to using new tools in the learning process.

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