The Member of Parliament for Manhyia North constituency, Hon Collins Owusu Amankwah, has urged the government to prioritise virtual learning education in universities across Ghana.
Speaking on UTV’s “Adekye Nsroma”, Hon. Opoku Amankwah said, “we can be able to absorb more SHS candidates into our Universities to get access to an equal platform to better their lives in future. I believe the government is doing its best to provide physical infrastructure to absorb more students into our Universities…”
Furthermore, he added that” Now the world is fast-changing and I encourage every Ghanaian student to be abreast with technology. Through technology, we can archive anything we want to do…I think the government should consider virtual education because now we can be in Ghana and still enrol in foreign courses to do our Master programs. So, why can’t we do the same for our Universities?”
“With virtual education students in small or rural districts, many of which cannot offer higher-level courses will have access to the courses they need to be competitive as they look toward attending college or entering the workforce. It will also give students to access their courses that will best meet their individual needs, based on their interests and/or career choices. Barriers should not be a hindrance in accessing quality education because wherever you are you must be able to access good and quality education,” he added.
Schools are, therefore, advised to take this time go digital and install reliable educational IT solutions such as virtual learning and school management systems. Educational institutions looking to digitize can contact email@example.com to sign up for a school management system/ e-learning platform.