Provision of Phones, Internet facilities begin towards Blended Learning System Implementaion in Colleges – CETAG

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The General Secretary of the College of Education Teachers Association of Ghana (CETAG) , Nathan Ohene Gyan has stated that Colleges of Education were prepared for the Blended Learning System to be introduced for the 2020/21 Academic Year.

Nathan made this revelation in a discussion on Summer Radio on Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Accra.

Nathan Ohene Gyan told the host, Ellis Ferdinand, that the Colleges have no option than to introduce the blending learning system with regards to the increasing enrolment for the 2020/21 academic year.

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Provision of Phones

Speaking on the preparedness of the Colleges of Education for the new system, Nathan said students were given gadgets such as phones to be able to access the program easily.

He admitted that the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the technological deficit of Colleges of Education Education in Ghana.

Nathan said College of Education were made to document their challenges through a study from March 2020 to date including stable internet availability and the location of Colleges as well as whether students have devices to access the internet.

He added, that students who were not having devices were given subsidized gadgets such as phones to access the networks.


Colleges without Internet

According to him, a programme was instituted for Colleges at the hinterlands without internet access.

He said students from such Colleges were given hard copies of materials to interface by sending it through the post offices around the localities of the students to read and answer the questions in the materials and send their answers through the same mode.

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NCTE Intervention

He again said the National Council for Tertiary Education (NCTE) was in talks with other internet providing organizations to help transmit internet to Colleges with network challenges.


Ministry of Education’s Intervention

Nathan further indicated that the Ministry of Education was in talks with Busy internet, an Internet Service provider to install internet facilities in the Colleges.

TTEL Support

According to Nathan, about 36 Colleges have been given funding from the Transforming Teacher Education and Learning (TTEL) to provide Internet facilities in the respective Colleges.

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About the Blended Learning System

Colleges of Education in Ghana shall from the 2020/21 Academic year begin a learning system known as the ‘Blended Learning System’.

The ‘Blended Learning System’ which is a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching shall be introduced to the Colleges of Education to be able to cater for the high enrolment for the 2020/21 Academic year.


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