In today’s digital era, supervision and parental guidance are key to ensuring the safe use of technology among children. This will ensure that the quality of education is not affected says, Mr. Richmond Agyemang Junior, Senior Tutor at Nkawie Senior Secondary School and PR Practitioner.
“Blocking certain site entries and bad POP ups to prevent children from viewing inappropriate content and strict parental guidance on internet usage should not be taken for granted as we embrace the use of technology in our education system.”
Mr. Agyemang made the statement when he was speaking on the EdTech Monday segment on Citi Breakfast Show on the topic “Harnessing the power of technology to create resilient educational systems”. The EdTech Mondays, an initiative to leverage technology to advance education and learning championed by Mastercard Foundation in partnership with MEST.
He further said that to help bridge the technology access gap for children in rural and hard-to-reach communities, open education resources can be adopted which can be used for learning and teaching online and offline when hosted on the cloud servers.
He urged the Education Ministry to keep updating the iBOX it has secured to meet the everyday needs of our students and have a habit of maintenance on the platform for Ghanaian students to still benefit in the long run.
In addition, he reiterated the importance of leveraging technology to enhance teaching through visualizations and presentations, saying, “Some students are visual learners and by employing tools which enable them to display different types of information, they will be able to retain the content in a more authentic and meaningful way such as Infographics.”