Students of New Standard School in Dansoman accessing EDUlLab
Students of New Standard School in Dansoman accessing EDUlLab

TechAide in line with its vision to provide appropriate technologies to develop human capacities in rural and urban areas – to bridge the widening gap between the haves and have-nots, has introduced an innovative project that will transform the way education is delivered in Ghana.

Students of New Standard School in Dansoman accessing EDUlLab
Students of New Standard School in Dansoman accessing EDUlLab

The project dubbed EDULab is designed to give students in first and second cycle schools a practical use of technology while accessing a comprehensive database of scholarly materials in a friendly manner.

The New Standard School in Dansoman is the first school in Ghana to benefit from the EDULab project. EDULab was on Friday 06 November, 2015 officially launched at the School’s premises where its computer laboratory was fitted with carefully selected, appropriate low cost, rugged and robust hardware and software technologies to improve teaching and learning at the school.

The proprieties of the News Standard School, Lily Mintah at the launch indicated the technology, fitted with the curricula of the Ghana Education Service on all subjects, offers great potential for the school as it will introduce students and teachers to innovative ways of learning using technology for academic excellence.

The Chief Executive Officer of TechAide, Mr. Kafui Prebbie, said he is particularly excited because with aminimum investment, schools can increase significantly the number of students who pass their standardized exams conducted by the Ghana Education Service and the West African Examination Council.

Among the varied uses of the EDULab is the accessibility to a Digital Library Server which contains millions of digital educational resources to institutions – especially those lacking adequate Internet access. It mimics the true look-and-feel of the internet.

It is worth noting that the EDULab project does not need internet connectivity to work. This ability makes it possible for schools in rural communities with little or no access to the internet to benefit immensely from the project. Further to this feature, EDULab’s low voltage use makes it easier for institutions that are off the national electricity grid to use affordable solar options.

Mr. Prebbie in his closing remarks noted that the EDULab project has the potential to transform the delivery of Education in Ghana and across the continent for the immense development of the needed human capital to drive national growth.

He indicated that there are various funding options for institutions that may not be able to make outright payments for the project to be undertaken in their schools, therefore, urging school authorities to patronise the project for efficient academic work.

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