By Rita Nyarko
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc globally, Co- Founder and Consulting President of the Laweh Open University College Professor Goski Alabi has reiterated the need for the government and educational institutions to integrate online, distance and e-learning into the curriculum.
The move she said will also help to address the increasing number of qualified students who are denied admission due to constraints of limited infrastructure confronting many institutions of learning.
Professor Alabi was speaking at the 3rd Congregation of the University in Accra.
Prof. Goski Alabi said the use of Online, Distance and e-learning, ODel, is in consonance with the Continental Education Strategy for Africa, CESA 16-25 of the African Union, which seeks to provide each Education Stakeholder the opportunity to make its best contribution to education and training in Africa.
”It is high time State officials began making complimentary remarks about ODel to disabuse the minds of the people of the wrong notion that it is inferior to the traditional face to face mode of engagement between teachers and learners”, She posited.
Executive Secretary of the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission, Professor Mohammed Salifu in a message noted that the Commission will continue to make Tertiary Education delivery flexible, accessible and convenient.
”It is the vision of the government to move the gross tertiary enrollment ratio from the current 18.8 % to 40 % by 2030”.
In all, 38 students comprising 25 undergraduates and 13 Postgraduates graduated in various disciplines.