Coral Reef Innovation Lab, a technical hub that is focused on introducing technology to influence the way people live and do businesses in Ghana has engaged private Schools in Tamale as part of the Edtech Ghana Hackathons project.
The Ghana educational technologies national Hackathons is a planned project for the 16 regions of Ghana to foster inclusion and quality education for the Ghanaian student.
The Edtech Hackathon also aimed at promoting Science, Technology, Arts and Maths (STEAM) for girls and digital literacy, set up smart labs which would be funded by corporate organizations, charitable clubs, international organizations, and the formation of Coral Reef in all schools.
Offers by Coral Reef Innovation Lab in the EdTech Ghana Project include Tablets for Students, Laptops for Teachers, Access Points for storing educational content such as videos, audio, text, Virtual Library with access to over three million titles.
The packages also include Solar E-Classrooms for areas not connected to the national electricity grid, Training for teachers for management of the library and educational technologies, and lastly, Coding & robotics devices & training for children.
At a one-day engagement with private schools in Tamale on Monday, August, the Team leader for EdTech Ghana Tour Yaw Edu-Gyanfi said the engagement was a planned thing to be done in all 16 regions to integrate educational technologies towards improving teaching and learning in schools.