5 content creation studios inaugurated for distance learning
Distance education at pre-tertiary level has received a boost with the inauguration of five state-of-the-art studios at the National Center for Distance and Open Learning (CENDLOS) in Accra.
The studios are to be used for the generation and transformation of textbook lessons into digital content for pupils and students from elementary to upper secondary level.
The facilities would also be used to support the operations of the open university and college education systems nationwide.
Education Minister Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, who inaugurated the facility, said it was important for the country’s education to be improved to compete favorably with other education systems in the rest of the world.
Compared to other countries, he said Ghanaian students were more calm, respectful and eager to learn.
“From my experience as a deputy minister and now on the merits, what I invariably see is the misuse of the resources that are available to us. You build a school and open it without thinking that the laboratories must be completed before the students move in,” the minister said.
He said science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) schools in the country, such as Bosomtwe Girls High in the Ashanti region, were now ahead of the educational curve due to their facilities. and robust equipment.
“As we build new schools, we need to cover lost ground. When we cover lost ground, we look at how we can transform existing schools. What we want to do is make sure Ghanaian students are competitive and we cannot be competitive in the 21st century unless we integrate information technology into the education system,” the minister added.
(CENDLOS) Executive Director, Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, said content creation should be relevant, engaging and localized.
“There are many stages in creating content – from the idea stage, concept, pre-production, production and post-production. These studios here will shorten the processes and make all in-house,” he said.
Nana Adwabour added that the studios would have an end-to-end solution to create more content from preschool through high school and tertiary levels, including the open university system which is about to be listed.
The country director of Plan International, an NGO, Solomon TesfaMariam, said his team was delighted to partner with the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders to provide schools with the resources needed for quality education.