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In recent years, there has been a growing need to incorporate technology into education to keep up with the rapidly changing world. With the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic, this need has become even more urgent as most schools have had to shift to online and remote learning. However, many teachers in Ghana and other African countries lack the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively use technology in their teaching.



The Case for Digital Literacy among Basic School Teachers

Digital literacy is no longer just an option in today’s ever-evolving technological landscape; it has become a necessity for teachers and students alike. The world is moving towards a more digital and interconnected future, and Ghana cannot be left behind. According to a report published by UNESCO, over 50% of the world’s population is currently online, with 80% of that population coming from developing countries like Ghana. In this light, there is an urgent need to prioritize digital literacy education for Ghanaian basic school teachers.

Studies have shown that Ghana lags behind other African countries in digital literacy education. According to the Digital Quality of Life Index 2021, Ghana ranks 16th in Africa and 129th globally in digital literacy education. A 2019 report by the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) revealed that approximately 60% of basic school teachers in Ghana lack digital literacy skills. These statistics reflect the need for Ghana to step up its efforts to provide its teachers with the necessary tools and skills to succeed in the digital era.

The COVID-19 pandemic has further emphasized the importance of digital literacy in education, with schools and institutions forced to adopt e-learning platforms and  digital tools to ensure learning continuity. This has highlighted the need for Ghana to catch up with the rest of the world in digital literacy education and education technology.

The time is now for Ghana to jump into digital literacy education. By providing Ghanaian basic school teachers with the necessary skills and resources, the education system can be transformed, allowing for more effective and engaging learning experiences for students. Digital literacy education will not only improve the quality of education in Ghana but also prepare the next generation of Ghanaians for a digital world that is increasingly interconnected and reliant on technology. It is imperative that Ghana takes a proactive stance in digital literacy education to ensure that its citizens are equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the digital era.


We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Northstar Digital Literacy, a leading digital literacy organization that offers free online assessments to measure basic digital literacy skills. As an educational technology company committed to enhancing the learning experience of students and educators worldwide, our collaboration with Northstar Digital Literacy is an exciting opportunity to drive digital literacy education in Ghana to the next level. Northstar is used by over 2980 Adult Basic Education programs, colleges, nonprofits, workforce centers, government agencies, and businesses around the world.

Northstar Digital Literacy’s platform offers a comprehensive assessment of basic digital literacy skills in key areas such as basic computer use, internet, and email, social media, and more. This platform is designed to help educators and learners identify areas where they may need additional support and training. By partnering with Northstar Digital Literacy, we will leverage their proven expertise and resources to bring the best digital literacy education tools and techniques to Ghanaian teachers.

Our partnership with Northstar Digital Literacy will help to empower Ghanaian basic school teachers with the necessary digital literacy skills to succeed in a digital world. We will work together to develop customized training programs that focus on improving the digital literacy skills of teachers in Ghana. By combining our expertise in educational technology with Northstar Digital Literacy’s vast resources, we aim to provide Ghanaian teachers with a comprehensive set of digital literacy tools and resources that will enhance their teaching and help their students thrive in a digital age.

Our partnership with Northstar Digital Literacy is a significant step towards advancing digital literacy education in Ghana. Together, we will bring innovative digital literacy tools and resources to Ghanaian basic school teachers, enabling them to succeed in a digital world and equip their students with the skills they need to thrive in the future.

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