Evelyn Agyepong, an Education Consultation and Chief Enquiry Officer at STEAMBoxGH, has highlighted the importance of equipping teachers with adequate knowledge to aid tech-based solutions in education.
Mrs. Agyapong is of the view that teachers are detached from the chain as far as solutions to lack of access to education are concerned.
“What scared me the most was that change agents, our teachers, were not knowledgeable enough about any of what was happening,” she said on EdTech Monday on the Citi Breakfast Show.
Whilst she acknowledged that Ghana had well-intentioned policies, she stressed that it is “the middle bit, teachers, who are actually going to make things happen [but] they don’t know what is going on. They don’t understand what is going on.”
As an example of the gaps from the teacher side of things, Mrs. Agyapong noted that “many teachers don’t read about education research.”
“Many teachers don’t even know where to find the information about education research,” she added.
This edition of EdTech Monday was on improving access to quality education and what technology can do to bridge the gaps.
The show also featured Abel Acquaye, Executive Director of Africa Schools Online and Genevieve Simiyu, the Country Manager at Chalkboard Education.