The Evolution Of Virtual Learning Has Been The Subject Of Several Discussions Within The Era Of COVID-19
Ghana is no exception. But taking lectures virtually has been slow.
Educationist, Theodosia Jackson says the Covid-19 pandemic has an inherent opportunity to review and build virtual training capacity.
She says COVID-19 has forced authorities to take meaningful steps to make virtual learning feasible and possible.
In March 2020, all higher educational institutions were forced to close their campuses.
The Ministry of Education maintained that studies must continue.
This led to an acceptance of virtual learning by institutions and in the wider community.
The actions of stakeholders at different levels provide a solid foundation for the sector to survive in the future.
The Managing Director of Jackson Institute of Innovation and Leadership, Daniel Jackson, has a research interest in educational leadership and management.
Mr. Jackson says the government should put in more infrastructure and extend broadband to rural areas where the internet is now crucial.
“Government can also make it a policy to start introducing laptops, and smartphones to villages to encourage students to learn,” He stressed.
Covid-19 has provided Ghana with a great opportunity to review its virtual training capacity and potential, regarding national policies and ICT infrastructure.