Samsung Electronics West Africa on Tuesday launched a Smart School for Teachers in some communities in Bole (Northern Region) and Komenda-Eguafo (Central Region) in partnership with Ghana’s Education Ministry.
The Samsung Smart School for Teachers is geared at equipping teachers with the skills needed to use the solution in their teaching activities, with the incorporation of digital content that makes learning fun and interesting for the learners, as well as build the capacity and confidence of the teachers to use technology.
Teachers will receive training on how to access digital content, share it with students, monitor student progress and conduct assessments.
“In line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal to improve education, we believe it is essential to equip teachers with basic computer literacy, as well as the tools they need to use ICTs for curriculum development and more impactful teaching, and the Smart School for Teachers is an important step in achieving this,” explains Mr. Jingak Chung, Managing Director of Samsung Electronics, Ghana.
Training for the Smart School will kick off the day after the launch with 70 teachers anticipated to participate.
“The operational training is aimed at equipping the teachers with the skills needed to use the Samsung Smart School solution in their teaching and learning activities with the incorporation of digital content that makes learning fun and interesting for the learners, as well as build the capacity and confidence of the teachers to use technology in enhancing their teaching,” adds Mr. Chung.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku Agyemang who attended the handing over ceremony of the Samsung Smart School in Eguafo, Central Region lauded Samsung for undertaken such a project. She advised the teachers to take advantage of the initiative to improve their ICT skills of teaching and learning.
Ghana is the latest country to benefit from the Samsung Smart School initiative, with other schools already established in countries like Nigeria, South Africa, Togo, Senegal and Rwanda.
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