National ICT College of Education at Ghana

Recently, a national Information and Communication Technology connectivity project was launched at Ghana, for Colleges of Education to ensure that teachers reappraise their methodologies to meet the learning needs of their students. This Government ICT connectivity project would cover around 38 Colleges of Education (formerly Teacher Training Institutions), 37 Public Technical Institutes, 510 Public Senior High Schools, and 23,000 Public Basic Schools with computing infrastructure. Under this project the schools have been equipped with computers, printers, scanners, projectors and servers. The project would significantly push forward the new, ICT policy of the government.

The National ICT School Connectivity Project was launched at a durbar of teachers, students, traditional rulers and a cross section of the public at Akatsi in the Volta Region by Alexander Tettey-Enyo, Minister of Education. He explained that the project was an illustration of the commitment and resolve of the National Democratic Congress to improve the lot of the Ghanaian teacher not only in terms of financial benefits but also through the provision of educational facilities and logistics to enhance self-esteem and job satisfaction. The Education Minister said the role of the teacher has changed in the sense that it is no longer sufficient for them to merely impart knowledge content.