THE FUTURE OF THE CHILDREN IN EDUCATION IS VERY IMPORTANT: YAW OSEI ADUTWUM

The event is under the theme: “Reimagining Ghana’s Education By Harnessing The Power Of Digital & Distance Learning.” The theme is to fit the larger vision of the Education Ministry and government’s reimagine education delivery. Packed and enriched with a variety of relevant programmes and activities, the overarching objective of the 3-day event is to take stock, solicit stakeholder inputs and build consensus, which will serve as vital input in the development of a national policy framework for digital and distance Learning in Ghana. The upcoming conference is considered decisive, timely and crucial, owing to the irreversibly fast-changing trends taking place in education delivery across the world, propelled by rapid advancements in digital technology. Also, the far-reaching and wide-ranging effects of Covid-19 have also underscored the unavoidability, permanency and utility of digital and distance learning in Ghana and globally. It stands unequivocally clear that technology-enabled and technology-mediated education is the new normal and it is one that is set to continue in the post-Covid era into decades and centuries far beyond the now. With the key reasons highlighted above, it also remains a highly prioritised vision of the Minister of Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum and by extension, government, to actively pursue the development of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) while also bridging the learning loss and ensuring the provision of quality, equitable and accessible education to all learners across the country. The Education Minister’s conviction remains absolutely resolute that will ensure the realisation of this bold and highly essential vision is digital technology. Once effectively harnessed and utilised, Ghana is set to witness a quantum leap in quality education and overall development. The conference will therefore mark a crucial turning point in Ghana’s education delivery. The event, which will be held at the Labadi Beach Hotel in Accra, is expected to draw a combined in-person and virtual participants of over 2500. Ghana has dutifully earned her stripes as a trailblazer and vanguard in quality education across the sub-region. In order to ensure that this leadership position is maintained and consolidated, CENDLOS, its anchor partners UNICEF and UNESCO as well as the Ministry of Education and all other stakeholders will leverage the NDDLC as a powerful springboard to launch Ghana onto The higher digital path of an accelerated, technologically-attuned, developmentally- responsive and globally-competitive educational development

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