30.03.2024 Education

‘Our education system has responded to the 4th industrial revolution’ — Education Minister

Education Minister, Dr. Osei Yaw AdutwumEducation Minister, Dr. Osei Yaw Adutwum
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The Ghanaian government has taken bold steps to modernize the country's education system and better prepare students for opportunities in the digital age.

Speaking to Accra-based JoyNews’ Newsfile program on Saturday, March 30, Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei-Adutwum outlined how the sector has responded to the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

"As a student, you don't need to take a hard copy book, everything will be on the tablet,” Dr. Osei-Adutwum said.

“You have to create a digitalised environment, a place where when students walk into the school they can use biometric for attendance," he added.

His comments come after President Nana Akufo-Addo officially launched the ambitious Ghana Smart Schools Project.

On March 25, the President announced that over 1.3 million tablet devices will be distributed to senior high school students across the country, completely free of charge.

Loaded with educational content and resources, the tablets aim to foster research, teaching and learning in a digital environment.

“That is one student, and one tablet under the Ghana Smart Schools Project," President Akufo-Addo said during the launch event.

The project also plans to provide tertiary students and lecturers access to discounted tablets and laptops.

This builds on the government's Free Senior High School policy by equipping the next generation with vital technological and STEM skills for the future workplace.

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