Be informed: Ghana Learning TV Now On DSTV 315 And GOTV150

The Ministry of Education and therefore the Ghana Education Service (GES) has secured an agreement with the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) for a free-to-air 24-hour dedicated channel for the printed of educational materials beginning April 3, 2020.

The channel, referred to as Ghana Learning TV, will initially broadcast educational materials for senior high school (SHS) students, while content for the junior high school School (JHS ) and basic school students follow in due course.

In a Facebook post, the Ministry Of Education Indicated: " Ghana Learning TV is on DSTV 315 and Gotv 150 now.

We are working to get all our students/pupils from KG to SHS covered.

More channels will be announced in due course".

Memorandum of understanding

Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the GES is predicted to supply educational materials for the GBC to broadcast nationwide on a free-to-air channel for the aim of learning for college kids while they’re home.

The Director-General of the GES, Prof. Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, in an interview with the Daily Graphic on Tuesday, March 31, said additionally to the tv, the ministry and therefore the GES, together with the Ministry of Communications, was finalizing discussions with the GBC for a fanatical nationwide broadcast on radio.

“So, we now have an appointment with the GBC to broadcast nationwide on a 24-hour free-to-air dedicated channel,” Prof. Opoku-Amankwa explained that the content for the JHS and basic, also because the pre-school, was being finalized.

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Radio broadcast

He explained that the arrangement was that whatever was broadcast on the tv “is also made available on the radio for a wider reach to the scholars .”

He added:” In doing this, we’ve selected variety of master trainers and master teachers to support in delivery and production; we are working closely with our teachers to supply the content for both television and radio,” he explained.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa added that the content was supported the new curriculum produced by the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NaCCA) and content from other sources including scholastic in literacy and numeracy for the KG pupils.

Online platform

Touching on the web version, he said the ministry and therefore the Centre for Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS) had created a web study platform for all SHS students via the, which was already in use and as of this morning, 22,000 plus students had logged-on to the web site.

He said to access the location, students would be required to enter their BECE index because the username and suffix it with the year they wrote the essential Education Certificate Examination (BECE).

“For instance, SHS Three students are going to be required to feature 17 to the index E.g. 309074025 then 17 to read 30907402517, SHS Two students will add 18 and SHS one students will add 19,” he said, adding that the scholar would be required to enter ghana@12345 as their default password and click on log-in.

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa added that individual students would be required to vary the default password before they might continue using the platform.

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“The students will need to click on ‘view all courses’ to ascertain the themes available,” he further stated and asked the scholars to click on any of the courses available to enrol.

Parallel Online learning system

Prof. Opoku-Amankwa explained that additionally to the iCampus platform, “we also are creating a web parallel learning system to make sure that eventually, every class during this country from the lower primary to the SHS had a web parallel classroom.”

He said the web parallel classroom allowed the fixing of a learning space for college kids and teachers such all the teachings teachers were teaching within the classroom were also available online.

“This connects to all or any the training resources with the Ghana Library Authority then when students get online, they’re ready to immediately get access to all or any the contents with the Ghana Library Authority,” Prof. Opoku-Amankwa explained.

Last week Tuesday, the Ministry of Education announced that it had started the implementation of distance and remote learning programmes to enable students to possess access to learning resources while reception within the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sector Minister, Dr Mathew Opoku Prempeh, said the training programmes would be unrolled on all mediums — radio, television and online — with support from the Ministry of Communications and therefore the Ministry of data.


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