Teacher in Ghana Teaches MS Word Using Chalkboard

Owura Kwadwo Hottish is a teacher in Ghana who will do anything to make sure that his students learn, regardless of the physical means to educate is lacking such as a computer.


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The Ghanaian teacher posted photos on his Facebook page, showing how he teaches Microsoft Word to his students.

Considering that his topic is on a computer word processing program, one would expect that there would be at least one computer in the class, but none can be seen. Instead, of complaining, the dedicated teacher made use of available resources and drew a complete screenshot detailing the features of an MS Word on the chalkboard.

“Teaching of ICT in Ghana’s school is very funny. ICT on the board paa. I love ma students so have to do wat will make them understand Wat am teaching,” wrote Owura on his Facebook page.



The young Ghanaian teacher’ ingenious approach to teaching Information and Communications Technology sans computer is gaining the respect of thousands of netizens who have seen his post.

“Every teacher has a way of presenting his subject to his students. This is my way,” Owura said.

Apparently, Owura had studied visual arts, which is why he thought of putting what he learned to good use.

“I do it to make my students understand what I’m teaching. At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer,” he said. “I do make sure they understand everything well before they leave the class.”


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The teacher’s post also highlighted the government of Ghana’s lack of support to teachers and the country’s educational system as a whole but the kind teacher said that things are changing:

“The government is helpful, and I believe in them, they are trying to make ICT better for the teachers and students.”

With his post going viral, the young teacher had received pledges of donation for laptops and projectors from concerned citizens, all of which can greatly help the students.

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