On Thursday 10 March 2016, some members of the Google Ghana team will be in Kumasi and will be participating in first of a series of meet ups of entrepreneurs in Kumasi. The meetup will take place at the hapaSpace co-working space in Kumasi, Ghana. Click here to register.
The traditional ways of teaching in the classroom is quickly fading out in most of the advanced countries. Most schools are shifting old face-to-face teaching and learning methods to electronic or online means. The teacher and student do not need to meet face-to-face for learning to take place.
Though Ghana is lagging behind in terms of access to the internet but schools like St. Louis, Okess, Kofi Agyei SHS, OT, Juass, KTI and Simms are raising their heads up to be leaders in using ICT in teaching and learning. The IT heads from these schools and some four others were invited to St. Louis SHS to be trained on using Google Apps for education in their school.
They were taken through the management of the administrative panel of Google Apps. These will in turn assist in the training of other teachers and staff when Hapaweb Solutions goes into their individual schools to implement Google Apps.
The G Suite for Education (Formally Google for Education) (Formally G Suite (Formally Google Apps for Education)) Program under the name GASP targeted the higher education institutions. In Ghana, tertiary institutions such as University of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, University of Professional Studies, Accra, Takoradi Polytechnic, etc benefited from the program. Recently, Google expanded the program to include the K12 educational institutions (Junior and Senior High Schools).
Hence, there was the need to create the awareness within the k-12 institutions to motivate these schools take advantage of the Google’s offer to enhance teaching and learning. In order to achieve this, Google in partnership with Hapaweb Solutions agreed on organising three events/workshops across the country. These workshops would be organised at Kumasi, Accra and Cape Coast. Forty (40) schools will be invited to each of these workshops from the regions; schools from Ashanti Region to Kumasi, schools from Greater Accra Region to Accra and those from Western Region to the Cape Coast Event.
The first of these events was scheduled at Kumasi on the 20th November 2014 at Yegola Hotel.