Virtual High School: Ghana To Establish First Totally Online Education System For The Second Cycle Level

Virtual High School: Ghana To Establish First Totally Online Education System For The Second Cycle Level

  • Minister of Education Dr Yaw Adutwum has announced plans for a fully online high school system
  • The minister said the virtual school will have instructions and resources to make the learning and teaching impactful
  • Dr Aduwum made the disclosure on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the Second National Distance Learning Conference

Ghana will soon get its first-ever completely online high school to enable people to sign up for classes and even complete the full curriculum.

Education minister Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum has explained that the virtual school will adopt modern instructions and resources to improve the outcome.

According to a story by the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Dr Aduwum made the disclosure on Monday, August 14, 2023, at the Second National Distance Learning Conference in Accra.

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Ghana to establish first totally online education system
File photo of a student learning with a laptop in front of him (L) and Dr Yaw Adutwum. Source: Getty Images, Facebook/@yawoseiadutwum
Source: UGC

Reimagining education in Ghana

The Second National Distance Learning Conference was organised by the Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) with support from UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank.

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The event was on the theme: “Reimagining Education: A Call on Multi-Stakeholder Coordination and Action for Equitable Access to Digital and Distance Learning in Africa.”

At the event, the education minister acknowledged the importance of digital learning, describing it as a vital strategy for initiating a paradigm shift in Africa.

Dr Adutwum said he was confident in the ability of the African to blossom beyond expectations when given the opportunity.

He also said the Nana Akufo-Addo administration is doubling science enrolment in Ghana next year, using digital technology.

Kumasi Technical University reconsiders decision to defer students

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Meanwhile, has reported in a separate story that Kumasi Technical University has backed down on its decision to defer students who failed to register for the second-semester exams before the deadline.

The school says Special Examinations will be organised for non-registered students after the end-of-second semester examinations.

The school said in a statement that modalities for the Special Examinations will be communicated at a later date.

Meet 38-Year-Old Ghanaian Christian Agbodaze who sat for BECE

In another education news, Christian Agbodaze, a Ghanaian learner, is 38 years old and recently graduated from Agorve DA Junior High School in the Volta Region.

He reportedly took the just-concluded Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) to fulfil a long-delayed academic goal.

Speaking to, Ghanaian social media star, Nana Tea, praised Agbodaze's determination while saying the milestone will inspire others.

2 Nigerian girls emerge top among millions of British Council award winners

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In other news, two Nigerian teenagers, Bukolami Adeyemi and Mmesoma Okonkwo, won the British Council Outstanding Cambridge Learner’s Awards for their outstanding performance.

They scored A1 in all the subjects they registered for and beat millions of candidates from across the world who took the same examinations.

They received their awards at a ceremony in Lagos and thanked God, their parents, teachers, and supporters for their achievements.

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