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Internet Study Mate for SHS Students Launched

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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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.
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.
Fauziatu shaibu | 10/4/2013 1:07:00 PM
Presec osu
inusah | 10/5/2013 12:03:00 PM
Yes the ISM is good and it help me to study INUSAH agric 2 amastech
val | 11/2/2013 8:18:00 PM
Im tryn to login,what site should i visit?
dadzlyn | 11/19/2013 10:06:00 AM
its good u really wonna be here hope u ll enjoy
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.
dede kings | 12/5/2013 11:04:00 AM
Ism is really doing as good
GLORIA BANNING | 12/11/2013 8:30:00 AM
Child of today behaving very strenge why? i think the intake of their diet concern
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].
amina mohammed sani | 1/14/2014 7:35:00 PM
plz can someone help me register the web site plz
Awudi Sampson | 1/18/2014 9:34:00 PM
core maths ,english ,economic
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.
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
Audrey | 2/16/2014 3:12:00 PM
Great idea gh. I love ISM
Audrey | 2/16/2014 3:16:00 PM
Hope there would be an app for it. For easy access to easy learning. ????
swadicle | 3/9/2014 10:02:00 AM
ISM helps students to learn frm oda xuls
Yohaness | 4/13/2014 5:10:00 PM
it is a platform 4 universal learning
saraphina | 4/21/2014 5:37:00 PM
Ism is nt really helpin students to learn more
Edwin Otipeseku | 5/7/2014 12:20:00 PM
Is very important because,it helps as to share good book idears
EDWIN KWAKYE | 6/13/2014
please can someone explain hutment for me
ernestina offei | 8/5/2014 12:48:00 PM
I want to join
Abdul Razal Abdul Salom | 1/3/2015 7:51:00 AM
l want to join.
moses neequaye | 9/12/2014 7:05:00 PM
please i want to join.
Rascobby | 10/3/2014 11:24:00 AM
It is gud cuz it help students students to understand more things ..
Atta Martison | 10/17/2014 6:52:00 PM
Very nice plat form I like it.
Victoria ntim | 1/10/2015 7:59:00 PM
I think it is very good coz it help students like us to study very well.
Dzatah Emmanuel | 11/8/2014 10:15:00 AM
I have the pleassure to say thanks Mr. Gilbert Arder for introducing the ISM system for we student. it can make us to be very serious with our learning and teaching.
Dzosec, Dzodze
kojo advts | 11/14/2014 4:18:00 PM
we are here in our numbers
ernest dapaah | 11/27/2014 1:46:00 AM
Am on my way to study
Ansah Otchere Nicho | 11/29/2014 2:49:00 AM
How does preference share and ordinary shares treated in company account?
DEDIHA INNOCENT SINA | 12/8/2014 11:28:00 AM
i tink all mount sinai student must jion
NAYAN RICHARD | 12/11/2014 2:53:00 PM
ISM is a very nice platform, very good indeed
ANSU .K. DAVID | 12/20/2014 7:24:00 PM
APSEC Abetifi
lssahaku yussif | 12/21/2014 9:24:00 PM
Am from bole senior high school and i offer business .
Anokye Ebenezer | 12/22/2014 10:56:00 PM
ISM is good because it Helps to make learnning easy for me especially agric economs
Benson yaw kusi | 12/24/2014 5:11:00 PM
Its a nice platform for students
Benson yaw kusi | 12/24/2014 5:13:00 PM
Its a nice platform for students
David junior(Augusco) | 12/24/2014 10:04:00 PM
I think this platform is going to help us
Boakye-yiadom Thomas (shs KNUST) | 12/26/2014 7:49:00 AM
Aww is very fantastic.......I'm realy enjoying here with the subject.........ISM for SHS is recommended for everyone.
wants to join | 12/29/2014 12:40:00 PM
itz a platform for learning
Kudzo Enam Precious | 1/5/2015 8:58:00 AM
This platform is very helpful
Labadi Kunateh | 1/7/2015 12:47:00 AM
Yaa Allah help us to use ISM wisely
eugene danquah-smith | 1/7/2015 9:56:00 PM
can the ism be downloaded unto an android phone?
davidson | 1/19/2015 10:47:00 PM
It is gus student for learning and il makes learning under standable
OPANKA | 1/24/2015 4:01:00 PM
ISM de bxt
mohammed Abdul Rahaman | 1/30/2015 5:04:00 PM
internet study mate as i mohammed abdul rahaman see it, it is a good way of learning.