Professor William Koomson, the Principal of the Seventh-Day Adventist College of Education (SDACOE) at Koforidua-Asokore in the New Juaben South of the Eastern Region, has suggested to the Ghana Education Service (GES) to introduce the use of smartphones for teaching and learning in senior high schools (SHSs).
According to him, “Regular assessment will be possible via online platforms and students with lots of assignments will be given time to submit each assignment which can be done via their smartphones using WhatsApp, Twitter and other social media platforms.”
Prof. Koomson made the suggestion at the 11th Congregation of SDACOE where 403 students graduated. He commended the government for initiating a licensing regime for teachers and said certificates of teachers would be recognized in any part of the world. He further called on the government to improve on resourcing colleges of education to make them stronger so that they could effectively partner universities to make teaching and learning flourish. The Executive Secretary of the National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABTEX), Sheila Naa-Boamah, who represented the Minister of State in charge of Tertiary Education, Prof Kwasi Yankah, advised the newly qualified teachers to exhibit the highest standard in the teaching profession.
Ten of the students obtained first class, 111 had second class upper, 178 had second class lower and 82 had third class while 22 had passes.