Top-Notch Tuition to Be Made Accessible to Students
Government would soon launch a technological application that would make top-notch Senior High School tuition more accessible.
Known as I-Box, the application would contain recordings of lectures in A Class schools which would then be made available to all schools across the country.
This was disclosed by the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, when he addressed the 2nd Africa Biennial Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) on Wednesday.
The initiative is part of government reforms aimed at ensuring quality education for Ghanaian students, and could enable SHS students in the rural areas have access to quality education.
Dr. Bawumia, in his speech, said the Akufo-Addo-led government is determined to leverage the advantages of technology to address the challenges Ghana has faced over the years.
“We have long lived with public sector inefficiencies in the educational, economic and land administration sectors. But now we see how information and communication technology have revolutionized our ways of keeping records and processing information in these sectors. The story is the same in our banks, hospitals, courts and other government departments,” he observed.
Enumerating some of the successes already chalked in the digitization agenda, Vice-President Bawumia indicated that many more technological applications are either being fine-tuned or would be implemented soon.
“Here in Ghana,” he continued, “our government has introduced a number of digital technology-based initiatives that will bring efficiency, ease, and comfort to endeavours in many sectors of our economy.
Another step is to align all payments for government services (such as passports, birth and death registration, port duties, DVLA fees and charges, Registrar-General’s Business registration fees) to be done online, with the support of mobile money interoperability and other FinTech systems.
Hopefully this will be announced by the Finance Minister in the upcoming 2019 Budget.”
Dr. Bawumia assured that government would stay the digitization course to improve the lives of the ordinary citizen.
The conference was hosted by the School of Information and Communications, University of Ghana.
By: Emmanuel Yeboah Britwum