The deputy minister of education, Miss Barbara Ayisi, has assured Ghanaians that the government led by the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, will strengthen the educational sector by ensuring quality teaching and learning processes.
The minister said this in the wake of a video circulating on social media which features an information and communications technology (ICT) teacher at the Assin Asamankese D/A primary school in the Central Region using stones in demonstration of a computer mouse in the absence of computers.
Many Ghanaians have registered their displeasure on what they term as a disgrace to the educational system, with some questioning certain promises made by the current government prior to the 2016 elections.
“We have got to a stage as a nation to relegate such occurrences especially with regards to our education.
“Education as we know is the basis to the growth of a country and if we indeed want to see our country move forward as we all say, then it is important that we collectively ensure the strength of our educational system.”
“I will like to call on the president of Ghana to personally turn his attention to this school and ensure that the basic learning tools are provided and that will also apply to all schools who lack some of these basic learning tools,’’ Miss Rhoda Djanie, a student at Fairview College told focusfmonline.
Miss Barbara Ayisi however stressed that arrangements have been made to aid quality teaching and learning processes in the country and that the president will honor every promise made to Ghanaians.
‘‘We all as a country know the importance of computers and how well that could strengthen teaching. I believe that we will do our best.
‘‘I am not sure of how many computers will go to the school but I know that we are trying as a ministry to make sure that the school has computers to enhance teaching and learning.’’
The minister cautioned Ghanaians against further circulation of the video.
By Gad Boakye