Bawumia launches integrated online learning programme

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has launched an Integrated Online Learning Programme (IOLP) offering over 3,000 free certificated courses and industry attachment for the youth as well as professionals.

The integrated online Learning Programme is a combined effort between the Alison, Leyden Educational Foundation and SOLNetwork. The program is expected to offer some 300 courses certificate courses to youth and members of the Ghanaian society.

Speaking at the launch Dr Bawumia said “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 added that the need for digital inclusion has never been so important than now.

According to him, “the impact of COVID 19 shows that our educational system needs to adopt a digital approach in teaching and learning across the Ghanaian educational system since online education has proven to be effective and beneficial in many grounds”

Executive Director of the Leyden Educational Foundation Dr. James Owusu said “formal and informal education systems must place a premium in quality education. Greater investment is needed in higher education vocational training, and skills acquisition.”

He further added that integrated Competency-based Online learning will bridge the skills gap between the various diversities across the populace in Ghana.

The Integrated Online Learning Program will be run by the University of Ghana in collaboration with international partners including Alison, Leyden Educational Foundation and SOLNetwork.

By Edem Tutu|3news.com|Ghana

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