A Facebook post by a teacher in Ghana has gone viral and winning the hearts of many people.
All thanks to his amazing methods of teaching ICT (Information and Communications Technology), without a computer!
Owura Kwadwo, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, shared his experiences with Bored Panda. He says, teaching ICT in a rural farming community, without basic equipment and resources for the task is a challenge. “Every teacher has a way of presenting his subject to his students. This is my way,” he told us.
He studied visual arts and decided to use his skills for student’s betterment. When he was teaching the creation of a Word document, he started to teach by drawing a complete screenshot on the chalkboard for his students to copy and learn from.
“I do it to make my students understand what I‘m teaching, he said.“At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer. ” His method seems to work well, as the kids enjoy his classes a lot and are able to learn effectively.
“I do make sure they understand everything well before they leave the class.”
The post got mixed reactions, while most people highly praised Mr.
Kwadwo for his dedication to his students and genius improvisation, some people shared disappointment that why, in 2018, are schools still without a computer? Mr.Kwadwo himself thinks that things are slowly improving. “The government is helpful and I believe in them, they are trying to make ICT better for the teachers and students,” he said.
While in the big cities like Accra and Kumasi this may be happening, progress is clearly slow in coming to rural areas.“We need well-equipped infrastructures and teaching and learning aids, and a government who has education at its heart.
The post went viral, and now Mr. Kwadwo receiving offers of donations for laptops and projectors, which is great news for the kids and the school.
Mr.Kwadwo is overwhelmed by people’s response and he is grateful for any assistance in making a better experience for his students, and also plans to help out other schools in the region. “There are many schools facing this same problem,” he told Bored Panda.
“I can also help out and give some of the donations to them, so they can also benefit from teaching ICT.”
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