Kobi Hemaa Osisiadan-Bekoe, Director of Corporate Affairs and Media Relations at the Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (GI-KACE) , has urged Teacher Trainees to embrace technology to help bridge the gap between traditional and modern education methods.
She made this statement during the launch of the ‘Teacher Trainees Goes Digital’ Initiative at the Accra College of Education in Accra on Tuesday, August 29, 2023.
Speaking on behalf of the Director General of GI-KACE, Dr. Collins Yeboah-Afari, Mrs. Osisiadan-Bekoe indicated that, the ‘Teacher Trainees Goes Digital’ initiative is timely and will equip educators with the necessary tools to navigate the digital realm, fostering critical thinking, creativity, and responsible technology usage.
According to her, the initiative resonates with the Centre’s commitment to equip educators with the tools and skills essential to navigate the dynamic digital landscape.
“Our achievements include producing IT professionals who have contributed to the growth of renowned companies, implementing cutting-edge solutions, and consistently ranking as one of the top IT training Centres in the country. We have courses for all ages, including kids. No matter your level of education, we have an ICT training course to offer you. Regardless of your educational background, we proudly extend a spectrum of ICT training courses tailored to your needs,” she started.
She recounted the various successful training that GI-KACE had given to teachers across Ghana.
“The comprehensive training initiative highlights our Centre’s dedication and expertise in empowering educators. These teachers have been equipped with the necessary tools, knowledge, and skills to ensure a transformative change within their classrooms, eventually benefiting the students they teach. Digital tools can create engaging lessons, foster interactive learning environments, and provide personalized attention to students’ needs. Embracing technology bridges the gap between traditional and modern education methods, enhancing the overall learning experience,” she added.
Speaking at the event, the Principal of Accra College of Education, Accra (AcCE), Prof. Samuel Awinkene Atintono noted that Accra College of Education was proud to host the launch of the ‘Teacher Trainees Goes Digital’ initiative.’
“This marks a transformative milestone in the convergence of education and technology, Educations true power lies in its ability to shape minds, foster innovation, and ignite change. The journey embarked upon paves the way for a future that is digital, dynamic, and abundant with possibilities,” he said.
The Chief Executive Officer of the ‘Teacher Trainees Goes Digital’ initiative, Pamela Aboagyewaa Mantey expressed her gratitude to the Pamitouch Foundation and all contributors for turning this initiative into a reality.
She fervently urged teacher trainees to seize the opportunity to expand their horizons and architect a brighter future for Ghana, where education propels societal progress.