Ghana: Govt To Launch Distance Learning TV Content For SHS Students
8 April 2020
The Ghana Education Service (GES) has announced the rollout of a distance education programme for students that are at Senior High School (SHS) level.
This comes after a directive by Ghana’s President Akufo-Addo for the closure of all schools, as part of the actions taken by the government to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country.
The West African Examinations Council also revealed that it had postponed its upcoming West Africa Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for all final year SHS students amid the spread of the disease across the continent.
In response to the national lockdown, the GES has joined forces with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation to roll out Ghana Learning TV.
Vincent Ekow Assifuah, the Education Ministry’s Public Relations Officer, told Myjoyonline.com that the new 24-hour free-to-air channel would be geared towards distance learning.
He said that the initiative would see subjects such as English Language, Mathematics, Integrated Science and Social Studies being taught to students.
Ghana Learning TV was officially launched on Friday, April 3, 2020.
Students in Ghana now have the opportunity to benefit from the initiative as they will be taken through televised classes based on a well-curated time table that places focus on Form 1 to 3.