A Facebook post by a schoolteacher in Ghana has travelled viral and won the hearts of countless parties, thanks to his unusual and improvised the methods used in schooling ICT( Information and Communications Technology ), without personal computers!
Owura Kwadwo, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, spoke to Bored Panda about his experiences educating ICT in a agricultural farming world, which needs basic material and resources for the undertaking. “Every teacher has a channel of presenting his subject to his students. This is my way, ” he told us.
Having investigated visual arts you chose to threw his skills to good abuse when schooling the creation of a Word document, by gleaning a complete screenshot on the chalkboard for his students to facsimile and learn from. “I do it to offset my students know what it is I’m teaching, he said. “At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer.” His method seems to work well, as the children enjoy his class a good deal and are able to learn effectively. “I do make sure they understand everything well before they leave the class.”
The post has provoked heated powwow in Ghana. While most people rightly praise Mr. Kwadwo for its commitment to his students and genius improvisation, there has been outrage as to why he should have to go to these lengths in the first place. Why, in 2018, are class still without personal computers? Mr. Kwadwo himself is of the view that things are slowly improving. “The government is helpful and I believe in them, they attempt to become ICT better for the teachers and students, ” he said. While in the big cities like Accra and Kumasi this may be happening, change is clearly slow in coming to rural areas. “We need well-equipped infrastructures and teaching and learning abets, and a government who has education at its heart.”
Since his post proceeded viral, Mr. Kwadwo has received presents of gives for laptops and projectors, which is great news for the minors and the school. Mr. Kwadwo is grateful for any assistance in making a better ordeal for his students, and likewise plans to help out other class in the region. “There are many schools fronting this same trouble, ” he told Bored Panda. “I can also help out and yield some of the donations to them, so they can also benefit through teaching ICT.”
Mr. Kwadwo’s efforts and commitment are a good example for teaches in developing countries like Ghana, when sometimes a bit of improvisation is needed to fill the gaps that national governments are unable to provide. ICT is a vital subject for the next generation to be proficient in if Ghana is going to compete in the global markets, and with coaches like Mr. Kwadwo there to motivate students, things are looking up!