KUMASI – A instructor from Ghana has acquired worldwide reward after a photograph of him displaying his college students find out how to use Microsoft Phrase on a blackboard went viral.
Richard Appiah Akoto, an expert info and laptop expertise (ICT) instructor with the Ghana Schooling Service (GES), shared the photograph of himself utilizing multi-coloured chalk to recreate a pc display screen as his college students copied it into their notebooks.
“Educating of ICT in Ghana’s college could be very humorous,” he stated within the Fb put up alongside the pictures.
For the previous six years, Akto has taught at Betenase M/A Junior Excessive Faculty, a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Ghana’s second-largest metropolis, Kumasi, says Quartz. The varsity doesn’t have any computer systems “though since 2011, 14 and 15-year-olds are anticipated to put in writing and move a nationwide examination…with ICT being one of many topics.”
The unique Fb put up shortly gained traction on different social media till somebody tweeted the photograph to Microsoft.
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— Microsoft Africa (@MicrosoftAfrica) February 27, 2018
After a tweet reached Microsoft, the corporate pledged to ship Mr Akoto a pc and provides him entry to its schooling materials.
“Supporting academics to allow digital transformation in schooling is on the core of what we do,” the software program big stated in a tweet.
Whereas the put up has develop into a supply of inspiration for academics in Africa, it’s a mirrored image of an under-resourced public college system.
Resulting from a scarcity of apparatus, it isn’t unusual for academics to improvise and use blackboards to show laptop expertise in Ghana, in line with Ghana Pulse.