Ghanaian Teacher Kwasi Nyarko In Eastern Region Creates Computer Parts From Paper To Teach ICT

Ghanaian Teacher Kwasi Nyarko In Eastern Region Creates Computer Parts From Paper To Teach ICT

  • After being posted to Addaekope in the Eastern Region, a brilliant teacher, Godfred, realized the need to help his students understand ICT
  • He decided to create cardboard computers that have all the parts of a regular desktop computer as a learning aid
  • According to Godfred, he has had some talks with an NGO to provide at least one computer but funds have still not come in yet

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Nyarko Godfred Kwasi, an innovative Ghanaian teacher who tutors at the Addaekrom DA Primary School, Addaekope in the Eastern Region, came up with a brilliant way to teach ICT to his pupils.

In an interview with, the young man narrates that Addaekope where the school is located is not part of the national grid and has no electricity.

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"We don't have power here. So I use a solar charger to keep my phone on, for instance. I usually charge the power bank during the day and then power my phone at night. Despite this situation, we have to learn," he said.
Ghanaian Teacher Kwasi Nyarko With His Students
Ghanaian Teacher Kwasi Nyarko With His Students Photo credit: Kwasi Nyarko
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As part of finding solutions to the problem, Godfred decided to create a desktop computer of cardboard to help the students appreciate what IT truly entails.

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According to the innovative teacher, the students are never able to see in real-time how the mouse or keyboard works but they are beginning to have a good idea of the process, and their participation keeps improving.

"What we do is, the entire class would move the mouse to a certain direction and one student would act as the curser and follow the movement. I then show them what the system unit, monitor and other parts of the computer do," Kwasi added.

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The passionate teacher also mentioned that he has had talks with a charity organization called Crowd Africa Foundation to provide at least one computer and a generator to power it but as yet, that project stalls.

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Meanwhile, a class four teacher at the Kaasa Basic School in Siniesi in the Builsa North District of the Upper East Region, Freeman Gebute, has creatively modelled some tourist sites to teach his pupils.

Gebute said he was compelled to improvise to help the pupils who couldn't afford an educational trip to these heritage sites.

During a History class, one of the subjects in the new curriculum for basic schools, he beautifully modelled the iconic Larabanga Mosque and the Jamestown Lighthouse to help the pupils have a sense of what the tourist sites look like.

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