The Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling officially launched five ultra-modern studios aimed at promoting e-learning and the digitization of manual content at all levels of education on Friday 6th May 2022 by the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum. The Minister states that the government has made progress in the field of e-learning, giving students with access to online learning facilities regardless of their location.
The studios are part of CENDLOS’ aim to make ICT in education effective, efficient, accessible, and inexpensive to all students, according to Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, Executive Director. Plan International Ghana, Dubai Cares and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office, a department of the United Kingdom government provided support for the facility. According to Dr. Adutwum, the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS), which was founded in 2002, has generated interactive, appealing, relevant, and approved instructional content to enhance teaching and learning. He explained that the government’s priority on STEM education was part of Ghana’s reform drive to reorient the educational system to equip learners with 21st-century capabilities.
The Education Minister raised concern over the country’s inefficient resource allocation. advocating for collective effort to overcome educational challenges. He said that the government had developed smart schools using STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), and that CENDLOS was the engine driving the agenda.
The government’s aim to encourage STEM education, according to Dr. Adutwum, is part of a plan to boost the country’s Science Humanities ratio.
The Executive Director for CENDLOS Nana Gyamfi Adwabour stated that the studios would go live and produce high-quality instructional content while also assisting in the creation of high-quality STEM content to improve educational results.