Internet Study Mate for SHS Students Launched

Source: Graphic Online

9/24/2012 3:45:52 PM -

A social networking platform known as the “Internet Study Mate” (ISM), for senior high school(SHS) students to share ideas and experiences, as well as be tutored on the various subjects, has been launched.

The network which is being implemented on pilot basis in 15 SHSs across the country, seeks to use modern advanced technology to bridge the gap between “performing and non-performing” schools in the country.

The network also aims at ensuring engaged learning and offer students and teachers the opportunity to discuss a number of academic issues that will help clear some of the fears and challenges that have constitued barriers to the various subjects offered in their schools.

Eduvid Education Ghana, a Non-governmental organisation, initiated the project in partnership with the Ghana Education Service (GES), the Conference of Heads of Assisted Secondary Schools (CHASS) and Axon Information Systems.

Speaking at the launch of the ISM network at the weekend, a former Director of the Ghana Health Service, Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, noted that there was the need to bridge the gap between the good schools and the not-too-good schools, to help improve or develop the educational system of the country.

Through this platform, he said students in average or low performing SHSs would have interactive course study mates in high performing SHSs to supplement and enrich what they received in their various schools, irrespective of the location and time.

He said everybody had a role to play in the development of the country, thus the need to engage the youth in such an important technology.

He urged the students not to use the project for nefarious chats and acts that would not be beneficial to their studies, and advised them to study very hard to become responsible citizens.

According to the founder or initiator of the ISM, Mr Gilbert Arder, Information Technology had given people, especially the youth, the opportunity to build their capacities and to enhance quality teaching and learning.

He said there was the need to ensure that all children were given access to great or quality education, and that poverty should not be a trap for that progress.

Currently, he says only 52 SHSs in the country are considered to be performing and graded as A-Class schools, while more than 400 are graded low class and non-performing schools.

Mr Arder, therefore, noted that there was the need to use modern advanced technology to bridge such a gap and to enhance the quality of education in such schools.

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Home Economics
Abigail | 9/27/2012 2:45:00 PM
Is very good to use this ISM because it helps u to study and know more about how others are doing in their schools.
visual arts
hommey evans | 10/3/2012 5:43:00 PM
I think using the ISM is one of the best way I have advanced in my studies. THANKS TO ISM.
Visual Art
Fauziatu shaibu | 10/4/2013 1:07:00 PM
Presec osu
agric
inusah | 10/5/2013 12:03:00 PM
Yes the ISM is good and it help me to study INUSAH agric 2 amastech
HELP
val | 11/2/2013 8:18:00 PM
Im tryn to login,what site should i visit?
studymate,com
dadzlyn | 11/19/2013 10:06:00 AM
its good u really wonna be here hope u ll enjoy
General Art
Diana Apeanti of olams | 11/24/2013 12:03:00 PM
the ISM is very good because it enables students to share ideas all over Ghana.
home economics
dede kings | 12/5/2013 11:04:00 AM
Ism is really doing as good
FOOD AND NUTRITION
GLORIA BANNING | 12/11/2013 8:30:00 AM
Child of today behaving very strenge why? i think the intake of their diet concern
BUSINESS
E.F. MENSAH | 1/1/2014 8:52:00 AM
Colleagues all over GH. I've taught about the ISM and I know it's going to help us alot. So let's all unite towards it. Thanks!
ST. Johnsco[achimota].
subject help
amina mohammed sani | 1/14/2014 7:35:00 PM
plz can someone help me register the web site plz
General arts
Awudi Sampson | 1/18/2014 9:34:00 PM
Science
core maths ,english ,economic
business
glorai hagan | 1/19/2014 12:46:00 PM
ISM is a very good platform for us the students. it helps us to know new things among ourselves.
General Art
Donkor Eric @kinbu senior high | 2/13/2014 8:13:00 PM
ism is very good because it help student to know more thing about something been taught
Business
Audrey | 2/16/2014 3:12:00 PM
Great idea gh. I love ISM
Business
Audrey | 2/16/2014 3:16:00 PM
Hope there would be an app for it. For easy access to easy learning. ????
business
swadicle | 3/9/2014 10:02:00 AM
ISM helps students to learn frm oda xuls
business
Yohaness | 4/13/2014 5:10:00 PM
it is a platform 4 universal learning
home economics
saraphina | 4/21/2014 5:37:00 PM
Ism is nt bad.it really helpin students to learn more
General science
Edwin Otipeseku | 5/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
Is very important because,it helps as to share good book idears
Building construction
EDWIN KWAKYE | 6/13/2014
please can someone explain hutment for me
general arts
ernestina offei | 8/5/2014 12:48:00 PM
I want to join
gen art
moses neequaye | 9/12/2014 7:05:00 PM
please i want to join.
It is gud cuz help students to know more about edu
Rascobby | 10/3/2014 11:24:00 AM
It is gud cuz it help students students to understand more things ..
Art 1
Atta Martison | 10/17/2014 6:52:00 PM
Very nice plat form I like it.