Laptops, smartphones will soon replace classrooms – Akufo-Addo

Wednesday, 26 September 2019

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said that in the near future, students will not have to go to the classroom to acquire knowledge but rely heavily on technology, including the use of laptops and smartphones, to acquire knowledge.

“Very soon, we might not have to enter classrooms nor even go to the hallowed grounds of the famous universities to gain access to the knowledge that used to be exclusively available in those institutions,” the Ghanaian leader said when he spoke at this year’s UN General Assembly on Wednesday, 25 September 2019.

The event was on the theme, “Galvanising Multilateral Efforts For Poverty Eradication, Quality Education, Climate Action And Inclusion".

The President added: “It is possible now for our young people to listen to lectures and watch experiments by famous scientists and scholars on their smartphones and laptops, without setting eyes on, or physically ever entering an Ivy League university.

“But, to be able to benefit from these opportunities made possible by technology, we need to raise our infrastructure to a basic, minimum level.

We need to provide reliable electricity and internet services to the people in our towns and villages, and, then, they can truly join in the benefits of the technology that bring quality education to all.

We can then have a realistic expectation of a prosperous future.”