Nov 27 , 2021
A project aiming to foster digital education in Africa has been introduced by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Huawei, a global ICT company based in China. Dubbed "Technology-enabled open schools for all," the three million dollar project has been launched in Ethiopia, Egypt and Ghana. Initially scheduled to begin in September 2020, it saw delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The three-year pilot project in Ethiopia will focus on building ICT infrastructure to connect schools, train teachers and students, and build a learning management system. In addition, training in using digital tools, establishing online platforms, and developing digital curricula will be provided for teachers and students. During the pilot phase, the project is expected to benefit about 12,000 students in 240 schools.