- A young SHS boy from Koforidua by name Kelvin Amaniampong has come up with an innovation that can save Free SHS policy ¢4m yearly
- Kelvin, from a humble background, who is in the double-track system realized how much time he has had to spend being unproductive and decided to provide a solution
- He came up with an app called Scrolbooks with the help of his uncle to provide free textbooks and past questions to millions of Ghanaian students nationwide
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Kelvin Amaniampong, a 14-year-old SHS student from Akim Manso in the Eastern Region of Ghana has created a groundbreaking innovation that can save the Free SHS Policy in Ghana ¢4m every year.
Ghanaguardian.com reports that Kelvin has co-founded Scrolbooks – an eLearning platform that seeks to be the nation’s biggest free digital library.
The 14-year old who is a Science student at Ghana Senior High School, Koforidua, comes from a poor background and noticed how his education was beginning to suffer though he studies for free at SHS.
According to Kelvin who has been in the double-track system, students like himself who have no access to or cannot afford quality vacation classes and also have no books to study will spend the vacation without any academic activity.
In his own words, he said: “Yes, we’ve seen so many challenges that it is very difficult to tell whether this programme [Free SHS Policy] can stand the test of time.
"Some of these challenges include inadequate infrastructure, inadequate teaching staff, ‘the double-track system’ and books”
Kelvin also noticed the government’s decision to procure past questions worth over GH¢4,000,000 for SHS students every year.
Looking at all the dynamics and the challenge he himself was facing from being unable to afford vacation classes, young Kelvin decide to provide a solution.
He started looking for books online that he could compile into useful texts for studies. The process was not so smooth as Kelvin discovered that many of the elements in online books did not align with the syllabus he was using at school.
The young boy then had an idea to put his own books online. He then turned to his uncle who is a Computer programmer to help him bring the idea (Scrolbooks) to life.
Scrolbooks, when fully completed will offer both JHS and SHS students 100% free BECE, WASSCE and Nov-Dec past questions and answers, as well as all the textbooks students at all educational levels in Ghana, require.
This would save parents around the country millions of cedis used on buying textbooks for their wards as well as the Ghana government the ¢4m budgeted for purchasing past questions for students every year.
Young black kids have been in the news for amazing academic-related achievements lately.
Just recently, YEN.com.gh reported that an 8-year-old girl from Altanta, Georgia named Amoy Antunet is making great impact on the internet as a young neuroscientist.
According to reports, the young neuroscientist manages a Facebook page named Science For Children with Amoy Antunet which has seen millions of views on videos made by young Antunet.
It all began at the age of three when Antunet's father Davin Shepherd, who was a college student at the time, brought home a microscope.
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