Ghana Teacher’s extraordinary commitment is helping School Kids to Learn basic Computer course like MS Word without a computer.
Owura Kwadwo Hottish, a teacher from Ghana, drew entire MS Word application on a blackboard to explain kids the options and its application.
Owura had uploaded a couple of photos of himself teaching MS Word on Facebook and Netizens (Citizens of Internet) took the Facebook post to a storm.
Social media globally applauded his efforts to explain how a computer works without a computer.
Ghana Teacher – Extraordinary Commitment
Richard Appiah Akoto, 33, whose nickname on Facebook is “Owura Kwadwo Hottish” is a ICT teacher at Etenase M/A Junior High School in the town of Sekyedomase, about two and half hours drive north of Ghana’s second city, Kumas.
Teaching of ICT in Ghana's school is very funny. ICT on the board paa. I love ma students so have to do wat will make…
The school does not have computers eventhough these students of 14 and 15 years have to clear the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) exams in order to progress to high school.
“This is not my first time [of drawing] it. I have been doing it anytime I am in the classroom…I like posting pictures on Facebook so I just felt like [sharing it]. I didn’t know it would get the attention of people like that”, says Akoto to QZ, who has been a teacher at the school for six years.
Viral on Internet
Owura’s post got viral after Rebecca Enonchong, a famous Ghanaian Comedian who is also a teacher, tweeted this to Microsoft.
Supporting teachers to enable digital transformation in education is at the core of what we do. We will equip Owura Kwadwo with a device from one of our partners, and access to our MCE program & free professional development resources on https://t.co/dJ6loRUOdg
— Microsoft Africa (@MicrosoftAfrica) February 27, 2018
The photo was circulated to 140k Facebook fans and also featured by multiple International Publications.
Although the teacher has a personal computer. He is unknown to bring it to the school and use it in front of students.
ICT class in Ghana.
No computer, no problem.
(ht Owura Kwadwo Hottish) pic.twitter.com/PEc6mq78So
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) February 26, 2018
These students are expected to clear the national ICT exams wherein questions about which includes understanding how a desktop works, how to boot a computer and also understand other parts of the Desktop computer like monitor etc.
“Definitely those in Accra [Ghana’s capital] will pass the exam because you cannot compare someone who is in front of a computer, who knows what he is doing with the mouse to someone who has not had a feel of a computer mouse before”, says Akoto.
People from around the world including Microsoft has come forward to provide basic computer resources to these students and teachers.
This Man is an Epitome of Commitment and We Salute him for Seeing Opportunities beyond the existing Challenges!
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