CENDLOS encourages Ghanaians to take advantage of e-learning platforms
The Center for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) is poised to build on the national and global vision of harnessing and leveraging technology to create a society where quality education, accessible and Developmentally Appropriate is available to all learners.
CENDLOS has therefore defined a number of key interventions, programs and activities to be implemented in the new year, as a state-mandated agency responsible for the development of e-learning and ICT.
Nana Gyamfi Adwabour, Executive Director of CENDLOS, told the Ghanaian News Agency that the rebranding, reorientation and repositioning of CENDLOS in order to effectively carry out its mandate, which fits into the ministry’s broader vision of Education (MOE) and the Government of Ghana. was also on track with the support of other partners and stakeholders.
He added, “Having firmly put the necessary structures in place, CENDLOS is poised to embark on a bold and transformative e-learning and ICT program this year and beyond. “
Mr Adwabour said the paradigm shift in the delivery of education is happening at an unprecedented rate… This shift is now ignited, fueled and intensely fueled by the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said the global reality was that there was no end in sight yet, which made CENDLOS ‘mandate in delivering education crucial, as learning through technology was the sure cure for widening access gap and learning gap, especially in Ghana.
The CENDLOS boss said, “Quality research is high on our priority list. As the digital technology arm of MOE, we value the value of quality data as a key driver of the planning and decision-making process. In collaboration with the Kofi Annan Center for Excellence in ICT, CENDLOS will embark on high value research projects across the country ”.
The findings, he noted, will serve as inputs into the planning, design and implementation of various ICT-based development projects for education.
He noted that the shift to e-learning, coupled with the government’s digitization efforts, required an intensive and extensive program of ICT and digital literacy awareness.
“We are pleased to announce the purchase of a brand new Mercedes van with World Bank sponsorship for this purpose.”
He added that the creation of digital content for distance learning would also benefit from a major boost this year.
Mr Adwabour said that CENDLOS, together with Plan Ghana, FCDO and Dubai Cares, are building six content production studios to deliver real-time and recorded educational content to students.
The studios are expected to go live and start producing quality educational content in the first quarter of the year.
CENDLOS would collaborate with academic and non-academic institutions in Ghana and abroad to create on-demand, standardized and personalized training courses through technology for communities of learners, he added. .