The Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation says the best way to bridge the gap in the acquisition of knowledge in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in Senior High Schools (SHS) is to make the subject a practical one.
According to the sector Minister, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the government is poised to provide 334 SHS across the country with computer laboratories.
The Minister, who is also the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Ablekuma West constituency in the Greater Accra Region made the remark in an interview with the media after she commissioned two newly constructed classroom blocks at the St. Margret Mary Senior High Technical and Akweibu Basic Schools.
She indicated that the Communications Ministry was in talks with the Education Ministry to commence the project.
“The best way to sustain any such initiative is to mainstream it. I know the curriculum has been changed. ICT education is part of the curriculum. We need to make the subject practical enough for the students”, she pointed out.
She announced that her Ministry was already having conversations with the Ministry of Education and was in the process of providing 334 SHS with 40-seater ICT laboratories across the country.