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Richard Akoto Appiah Blackboard ICT teacher gets $10,000 Master's degree scholarship

The $10,000 honourary scholarship was presented to him in recognition of his innovative ways of teaching Information and Communication Technologies even without the needed facilities.

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Ghana's ICT teacher, Richard Appiah Akoto attends Microsoft Education Summit in Singapore

(Facebook/Richard Appiah Akoto)

The teacher of Betenase M/A JHS at Sekyedomase in the Ashanti Region who drew a Microsoft Word format on the blackboard for his pupils has received a scholarship to pursue a Master's in Education degree.

 

The $10,000 honourary scholarship was presented to him in recognition of his innovative ways of teaching Information and Communication Technologies even without the needed facilities.

In a Facebook post, Mr Akoto said "Hard work pays. $10000 Masters in Education Degree Scholarship. Thanks to UNICAF. Aseda Nka Awurade."

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Photos of Owura Kwadwo Hottish drawing a full Microsoft Word window on the blackboard went viral on social media.

He did this in an effort to help his students understand computer lessons.

Since then a benefactor at UK’s University of Leeds has donated a brand new laptop to the school.

 

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An IT training school, Bluecrest College, has also donated five (5) desktop computers to the school and one laptop to Mr Akoto for his personal use.

 

Microsoft started working with Mr Akoto through a local partner in Ghana to provide device and software support required for his students at the Betenase Municipal Assembly Junior High School in the town of Sekyedomase in rural Ghana.

He was also given access to the Microsoft Certified Educator Program (MCE) for professional development, so he can nurture his passion for teaching and build rich, custom learning experiences for his students.

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