A new education portal helps students make better senior high school choices
Dodoo Coding Club, a Ghanaian/German non-profit organisation, today announced the launch of its new education portal GhanaHighSchools.com.
The free website includes more than just individual profiles of all public senior high schools in Ghana. Junior High School students, their parents and teachers can also find up-to-date information about programmes, school facilities, and application requirements.
In addition, a career section enables students to select their dream job and learn more about the ideal academic or vocational pathway to reach it.
The launch of the GhanaHighSchools.com website comes on the back of intense content creation and programming efforts by the 30 JHS and SHS students of the Dodoo Coding Club in Pokuase.
These 9-18-year-old students have worked extremely hard over the last year to create a portal that will help their peers make more informed senior high school choices when they take their BECE. GhanaHighSchools.com is not just another education portal – it’s a quantum leap in providing valuable information to all Ghanaian students and parents.Robert Mawunyo, Program Coordinator, Dodoo Coding Club
Several launch events took place in Pokuase to celebrate the occasion.
Notable participants included:
- Registrar of the National Teaching Council, Dr. Christian Addai-Poku
- Representative for the Ministry of Education, Richard Nana Baffour Awuah (Director of Pre-Tertiary)
- Data Scientist from the Office of the President, Theophilus Cobbinah
- Pokuase Chief, Nii Otto Kwame V
- German organisations DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) and Goethe Institut
- Media companies Pulse, HighSchoolObserver and Radio Emashie
Dr. Christian Addai-Poku, who leads the National Teaching Council, provided the official blessing for the GhanaHighSchools.com portal to go live.
The Hon. Nana Baffour Awuah delivered an insightful speech from the Minister of Education, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, highlighting the importance of STEM education and praising the Dodoo Coding Club and its GhanaHighSchools.com project for playing an important role to advance the country.
The leadership of the Dodoo Coding Club was overwhelmed by the reception received:
We are blessed that our students’ effort is recognised by such outstanding personalities. Partnerships between important stakeholders will be essential for a prosperous future of many students in Ghana. We hope to expand our program further and appreciate the support we have received in launching GhanaHighSchools.comChristian Mehl, Chairman, Dodoo Coding Club
About Dodoo Coding Club
Dodoo Coding Club is a non-profit organisation based in Pokuase.
Co-founded by Nii Otto Dodoo and Christian Mehl in 2019, the program offers free computer programming training to the youth of Pokuase. The club’s goal is to enable the most talented students, irrespective of economic circumstances, to reach their full potential and to create a highly-skilled, STEM-focused workforce for the future prosperity of Ghana.
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