Government of Ghana, through the Ministry of Education and the Ghana Education Service, is set to broadcast a teaching and learning platform for JHS and SHS students starting tomorrow, Friday, April 3, 2020, on a dedicated channel from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC).
Given this, the Deputy Bono regional minister and MP for the Jaman North Constituency, Stevens Siaka wants parents and guardians to ensure that their wards in the Senior High and Basic Schools take advantage of this initiative and better themselves.
He also called on the various teachers and headteachers in the locality to put measures in place to ensure that their students maximize the use of this virtual learning opportunity.
“The headmasters must ensure that they breakdown students into groups, take their contacts and create a Whatsapp platform for communications every now and then. To the students, this is the time to put a stop to watching your favourite channels and concentrate on the Ghana Learning TV channel,” the Member of Parliament told journalists.
The Minister of Education, at one of the routine press briefings of the Ministry of Information, announced that the virtual learning initiative is part of the Government’s effort to continue with academic activities because of the ban on gatherings including academic meetings on various campuses.
According to the Minister for Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, the dedicated channel known as the Ghana Learning TV will commence operations tomorrow by broadcasting academic content for the Senior High School students and later add materials for the JHS and the Basic school.