Learning ICT with stones: GES unaware schools lack computers

Learning ICT with stones: GES unaware schools lack computers

- GES responds to story of teacher using stone as mouse during ICT class

- The Assin South District Director Of Education is unhappy about the disgrace brought to the district through news report

The Ghana Education Service (GES) directorate in the Assin South District is unhappy with media reportage that a teacher in the area used a stone to illustrate a mouse during an Information Communication Technology class (ICT).

According to the District Director, Shirley Coleman the development has brought disgrace to the GES.

Learning ICT with stones: GES unaware schools lack computers

Assin Asamankese D/A Primary School in the Central Region, lacked computers. Credit: Joy News

She also opined that the school in question, Assin Asamankese D/A Primary School in the Central Region was the best in the district during the last Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

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Madam Coleman added that the GES wasn’t aware the school did not have computers for ICT.

She further stated that the school's reputation has been soiled because of the Joy News report.

Joy News reported that about 191 pupils of the Assin Asamankese D/A Primary have to learn ICT the virtual way without seeing the physically what a computer and its components look like.

In the said report, teacher, Augustine Kusi has improvised the use of stones for a mouse because the only computer in the school broke down about four years ago.

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The lack of basic school items and teaching materials is an open secret in Ghana's education system.

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