The Ministry of Education and NetDragon Websoft Inc of China have signed a Memoranda of Understanding to develop a national experience centre for schools to benefit from the latest educational technology.
The project will deploy and develop a smart classroom and school solution project in Ghana.
This was contained in a statement from the Ghana Library Authority and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra. Mr Hayford Siaw, the Acting Executive Director of Ghana Library Authority, signed the agreement on behalf of Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the Minister of Education in Fuzhou, China at the 2nd China Digital Summit 2019.
The statement said the discussions centered on exploring pathways for the Authority to benefit from NetDragon’s technology as part of its overall strategy to connect Ghanaians to knowledge resources and improve overall operational efficiency.
In addition to the support, NetDragon will also roll out a pilot project in Ghana to introduce the smart learning programme primarily in government schools.
This will include implementation of the Smart Classrooms and Smart Schools concept and setting up of a world-class ‘Experience Centre’ for Ghana, which will comprise a National Library, Conference Centre, training and workshop rooms, and recreational facilities.
“Through the Ministry of Education, NetDragon will support the Authority to manage its operations through an integrated communication system to ensure staff effectiveness and responsiveness, develop the national resource platform for local and international educational content and set up an Information Communication Technology Centre with a state of the art equipment that allow patrons experiment with the latest technology in education, “it added.
Other areas of collaboration include the setting up of a national teaching platform to encourage best teaching practices and support ongoing professional development, improved ICT education and the development of a national youth talent platform, to enable young talents to develop practicable skills for employment.
The statement said Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Deputy Minister of Education, who made a follow-up visit to NetDragon Head Office after the Summit, shared the vision of government on the ongoing reforms within the Education space and the interest of the Ministry in adopting innovation and technology that have been tried and tested globally to enhance education delivery in Ghana.