This African teacher uses blackboard to teach Microsoft Word
Richard Appiah Akoto, a professional information and computer technology (ICT) teacher with the Ghana Education Service (GES), shared the photo of himself using multi-coloured chalk to recreate a computer screen as his students copied it into their notebooks.
“Teaching of ICT in Ghana’s school is very funny,” he said in the Facebook post alongside the photos.
For the past six years, Akto has taught at Betenase M/A Junior High School, a two-and-a-half-hour drive north of Ghana’s second-largest city, Kumasi, says Quartz. The school does not have any computers “even though since 2011, 14 and 15-year-olds are expected to write and pass a national exam...with ICT being one of the subjects.”
The original Facebook post quickly gained traction on other social media until someone tweeted the photo to Microsoft.
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While the post has become a source of inspiration for teachers in Africa, it's a reflection of an under-resourced public school system.
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