Gov’t urged to develop complete coverage framework for open, distance schooling

Gov’t urged to develop complete coverage framework for open, distance schooling

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Professor Goski Alabi, the President of the African Council for Distance Schooling, has referred to as on the federal government to develop a complete nationwide coverage framework for open and distance schooling.

Prof Alabi famous {that a} nationwide guiding coverage and high quality framework would regulate and defend the nation’s digital schooling house for socioeconomic improvement.

She made the decision at a coverage dialogue workshop on the Enhancement of Entry and High quality Tertiary Schooling to answer the brand new regular via Open, Distance and E-Studying.

The dialogue is in collaboration with the Ministry of Schooling, Ghana Tertiary Schooling Fee (GTEC), and Laweh Open College Faculty, supported by the Commonwealth of Studying.

The event of the coverage, she mentioned, would offer the pliability for individuals to work and college on the identical time and supply alternatives for gender parity.

“The coverage will present a assure on problems with connectivity and ICT infrastructure and supply the nation with alternatives to boost entry to high quality tertiary schooling,” she mentioned.

Analysis confirmed that over 25 per cent of Ghanaian college students have entry to open and distance schooling.

She mentioned COVID-19 had made on-line schooling important for all faculties, stressing that the citizenry wanted to make the most of the platform and maximized its full potential for nationwide progress.

A speech learn on behalf of Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Schooling, mentioned the Ministry and the Ghana Schooling Service had launched a distance and on-line studying program via Ghana Studying TV and Radio to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on studying throughout college closure.

He mentioned this system was to make sure steady studying for all learners, stressing that despite the fact that many learners lacked entry to the web, the space studying program benefitted roughly a million Senior Excessive Faculty learners and eight.2 million Kindergarten to Junior Excessive Faculty learners.

The Minister mentioned the Authorities established the Heart for Nationwide Distance Studying and Open Education to strengthen open and distance studying on the tertiary degree and make it a actuality on the pre-tertiary degree.

“The Authorities is at the moment establishing the Open College of Ghana to extend entry to tertiary schooling for certified people who for some causes usually are not in a position to enrol on the conventional universities,” he mentioned.

Professor Mohammed Salifu, Director Normal, GTEC mentioned the Nationwide Council for Tertiary Schooling and the Nationwide Accreditation Board had been merged underneath the brand new Schooling Regulatory Our bodies Act, 2020 (Act 1023) to type the GTEC.
The Fee, he mentioned amongst different capabilities, was to manage tertiary schooling to advertise environment friendly and efficient administration and accreditation of tertiary schooling establishments.
He urged the colleges to be abreast of the mandates of the Fee to attain the targets for environment friendly and efficient instructional outcomes.

Madam Veronica Dzeagu, Chief Technical Officer, All Africa Scholar Union, referred to as for extra funding within the improvement of insurance policies, requirements and the requisite infrastructure by governments to allow a scale up of on-line schooling.

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