The EasySchoolfind Project which is designed to give parents the chance to access schools of their choice has been launched in Accra. The project is aimed at offering schools the platform to promote their brand as well as enable stakeholders to search and find their preferred targets in the educational sector.
The Project which is the latest innovation of the Digital Education Group (DEG), the parent Company of e-toys & more is geared towards giving both parents and students the chance to access the platform for free.
Speaking at the occasion, Guest of Honour Professor Stephen Adei, Former Rector of Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) in his keynote address commended DEG for the EasySchoolfind Project, which he described as self-serving, offering a good option to schools in terms of advertisement.
He also proffered the need for stakeholders within the sector to put in place strategies that would seek to improve public basic schools in the country, saying the outcome would be achieved through effective decentralisation of the Ghana Education Service (GES).
The move, he added will help strengthen school management and communities in charge of education, as well as bring quality assurance closer at the district level.
‘Public schools have a lot to learn from the private sector with regard to management, supervision, discipline and delivering quality educational outcomes.
Prof. Adei said a major factor that could help improve public schools’ outcome is the deployment of ICT where it ensures that schools have access to power, preferably solar, and teachers and students trained to become computer literate and to make ICT the centerpiece of learning.
‘This would be opening kids to a brave new world of global knowledge from anywhere in the country.’
He said both the public and private schools should move totally to ICT facilitated, students-centred learning and opening ‘our kids to the brave new world of global education. In other words, the time has come to use ICT to deliver content-making traditional books and library less relevant.”
On his part, Mr. George Sackey Jr, Chief Executive Officer of DEG disclosed that the EasySchoolfind Project has been carefully designed out of a good feedback and rigorous development and testing processes to satisfy parents, schools and other educational stakeholders.
‘Today we are delighted to offer a unique products, the first of its kind in Ghana and the entire West African sub-region that offers parents their choicest schools in a simplified and most convenient manner, whilst at the same time effectively marketing our schools and making them visible and accessible globally, and ultimately improving the overall educational standard in our country,” Mr Sackey noted.
Ms. Priscilla Adom Tawiah, Brands Manger, EasySchoolfind Project, said the search engine would provide easy, convenient, effective and useful electronic school search for parents, guardians, educators and students.
‘We were certain that Ghana needed such a technological platform to relieve parents and students of the stress associated with school search and ultimately to improve the standard of education in our dear nation,’ she said.
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