The Executive Director of Centre for National Distance Learning and Open Schooling (CENDLOS), Nana Gyamfi Adwabour has applauded Jackson Educational Complex (JEC) as one of the best distance learning educational institutions in Ghana.
The director said this when he was speaking at the 9th Congregation of the Jackson College of Education (JCE) which was held virtually in Kumasi due to the COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings.
He particularly praised the institution for having one of the richest educational contents that any institution could ever have.
As a regulator of distance education in Ghana, CENDLOS has been collaborating with institutions in the sector to ensure compliance to standards and adherence to best practices.
Nana Adwabour opined that his outfit has been impressed by the contents of JEC and urged management to continue to uphold best practices driven by cutting-edge technology.
“To be able to detect that a school is deploying the right content, you need to do some checklists to determine whether the students are getting the best and you could tell that during the COVID-19 era, students here were getting the best out of the online education,” he applauded the College.
He underlined the need for a national policy on distance education, access to ICT devices by students and reliable internet connectivity in order to achieve the full benefits of distance learning.
He added that JEC has done tremendously well in terms of content and effective delivery and stressed the need for other institutions to step up their games in the interest of quality education.
The Executive Director hinted that CENDLOS is taking steps to engage all the telecommunication companies on how best to improve internet connectivity to facilitate effective distance learning.
He said COVID-19 has made distance learning even more relevant and that there was the need to adopt innovative ways to make education accessible to the citizenry irrespective of geographic location.