“Pick your books and read if you cant access online learning”, Deputy Education minister.
The deputy minister of Education Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum have asked student who have been complaining of being left out in the online studies to pick their textbooks and read them.
Online teaching and learning was introduced in Ghana following the closure of all schools as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Speaking in an interview on Joy News, Honurable Adutwum admitted that there are some students who live in remote communities where online communication remains a challenge, however, the minister said these category of student forms a minute part of the general student population in Ghana and therefore entreated them to learn on their own with the available materials (Notes and textbooks)
The statement was in response to a question on how to deal with the unequal access to the online course by students after a documentary showing some students even in the capital Greater Accra not being able to take part in the online studies.