According to the Ghana Education Service (GES), it will from June 15, 2020, begin a radio learning programme as a section of the virtual learning roll out by its partner the Ministry of Education.
The Education Service explained that the soon to begin radio learning programme is targeted to reach wider students who are currently at home as a school break to teach them reading and writing skills.
It added that the radio programme dubbed “Ghana Learning Radio Reading Programme” will be aired nationwide on the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) radio channels for the benefit of students, particularly in the remote areas.
The Ghana Education Service, Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and the and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) have partnered to assist students who are unable to benefit from the Television section of the Learning programme.
The programme which is expected to cover pupils in Basic 1 to Basic 3 includes storytelling, games, and other interesting activities to help children improve their reading, writing, and imaginative skills.
The Ghana Education Service said it’s planning two sessions of reading for Basic 1 to Basic 3 from 10:30 am to 11:30 am on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays with a repeat on Tuesday, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
He further disclosed that the Ghana Learning TV has now been featured on StarTimes, GOTv on Channel #150, and on DSTv on Channel # 315, students with these digital boxes can rescan to get the new channels.
“It is the Ghana learning radio, the reading program beginning June 15, 2020. Some of your favourite primary school teachers will help you and your child through exciting, interactive and easy to follow radio lessons that will contain stories, interactive games, riddles and humorous characters,” the promotional video says.