TechAide, a technology social enterprise, has introduced an innovative project that would transform the way education is delivered in Ghana.
The project dubbed: “EDULab”, was designed to give students in first and second cycle schools a practical use of technology, while accessing a comprehensive database of scholarly materials.
Mr Kafui Prebbie, the Chief Executive Officer of TechAide, speaking at the launch of the project in Accra, said it was in keeping in line with its vision of providing appropriate technologies to develop human capacities in rural and urban areas.
He said with a minimum investment, schools could increase significantly the number of students, who pass their standardized examinations conducted by the Ghana Education Service and the West African Examination Council.
Among the varied uses of the EDULab was the accessibility to a Digital Library Server, which contains millions of digital educational resources to institutions especially those, lacking adequate Internet access.
He said the EDULab project does not need internet connectivity to work and this ability makes it possible for schools in rural communities with little or no access to the internet to benefit immensely from the project.
“Further to this feature, EDULab’s low voltage use makes it easier for institutions that are off the national electricity grid to use affordable solar options,” he said.
Mr Prebbie said the project had the potential to transform the delivery of education in Ghana and across the continent.
The New Standard School, located at Dansoman was the first school in Ghana to benefit from the EDULab project.
Madam Lily Mintah, the proprieties of the School, said the technology, fitted with their curricula and offered a great potential for the School as it would introduce students and teachers to innovative ways of learning. GNA