Vice President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has inaugurated an Integrated Online Learning Programme (IOLP) donating over 3,000 free certificated courses and industry attachments for the youth as well as experts.
The integrated online Learning Programme is a collective undertaking between the Alison, Leyden Educational Foundation, and SOLNetwork. The policy is expected to offer some 300 courses certificate courses to youth and associates of the Ghanaian community.
Talking at the inauguration, Dr. Bawumia announced “Digitization has become the protagonist for change in the education sector. From the Ghana card to mobile money interoperability, Ghana is on the move to improve the efficiency by which we govern ourselves.”
He explained that the necessity for digital involvement has never been so significant as now.
Per his ideals, “the effect of COVID 19 exhibits that our scholastic system needs to approve a digital approach in teaching and learning across the Ghanaian educational system since online education has verified to be helpful and effective in many grounds”
Executive Director of the Leyden Educational Foundation Dr. James Owusu said “formal and informal education networks must place a greater in quality education. Greater involvement is needed in higher education vocational training, and skills acquisition.”
He further added that incorporating Competency-based Online learning will stretch the skills gap between the several diversities across the multitude in Ghana.
The Integrated Online Learning Program will be operated by the University of Ghana in alliance with international partners including Alison, Leyden Educational Foundation, and SOLNetwork.