ICT textbooks launched for students and teachers
12/14/2011 12:30:08 PM -
Accra, Dec. 14, GNA - An ICT textbook with solutions and instructional methodologies designed basically for students of Senior High Schools (SHS), tertiary and ICT teachers was on Tuesday launched in Accra to serve as useful information for students to build 'solid foundation for computing'.
The textbooks, comprising of volumes one and two, has an additional copy containing solutions and methodologies to concise ICT fundamentals and having solutions to 76 assignments and 276 multiple choice questions.
The author of the books, Mr Bright Siaw Afriyie, who is also the Chief of Adansi-Atobiase in the Ashanti Region, said his great love and passion for ITC led him to write the books which had been evaluated and approved by the Ghana Education Service through the Curriculum Research and Development Department as the recommended supplementary material for teaching and learning of ICT in senior high schools, technical schools, colleges of education and for general usage.
He said volume one: 'Concise ICT Fundamentals textbook' would help students discover from the 460 pages, basic concept in ICT, internet plus 42 additional pages for glossary and index.
'The organisation of the core material in this book provides support training unconditionally to everyone who wants to be computer literate, and extends its learning curve to high quality ICT systems general usage to individuals or companies already operational in the ICT industry'.
The author noted that other features of the textbooks were basic ICT concept, computer hardware, software, keyboarding and mouse skills and review as well as word processing.
He described the book as self-contained that would allow the reader to have all the reference in the first and second volumes as well as the solution and the methodologies.
Mr Kwasi Assan-Brew, Deputy Director at Ministry of Communication, expressed appreciation at the initiative of the author, saying the books would help promote the teaching and learning of ICT, stressing that everybody must obtain copies for their use.
Mrs Fauziatu Salifu Sidii, ICT Coordinator, Ministry of Education, said it was welcoming that such ICT books had been published to support ICT learning, and urged public and civil servants to acquire copies for their use.
Copies of the books could be obtained from Legon Bookshop, Presbyterian and Methodist Bookshops in Accra at GHC35 a copy.