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Tech Ghana's ICT teacher attends Microsoft Education Summit in Singapore

Akoto, 33, got social media attention in February 2018 with Microsoft Africa promising to equip him with a device from partner, and access to Microsoft's MCE program.

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Ghana's information and communication technology (ICT) teacher, Richard Appiah Akoto, who drew the Microsoft Word interface on a blackboard to teach his students, is attending Microsoft Education Exchange 2018 in Singapore.

2018 Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) is currently taking place in Singapore, Tuesday, March 13 through Thursday, March 15, 2018, with about 310 educators across 91 countries as participants.

Ghanaian teacher, Richard Akoto's hardwork gets his rural school brand new computers, Microsoft assistance play

Ghanaian teacher, Richard Akoto's hardwork gets his rural school brand new computers, Microsoft assistance

(Twitter/Microsoft Africa)

 

Akoto, 33, got social media attention in February 2018 with Microsoft Africa promising to equip him with a device from partner, and access to Microsoft's MCE program and well as free professional development resources on education.microsoft.com

“Just arrived in Singapore for the Microsoft Global Education Exchange Summit. Looking forward to learn something new,” Akoto nicknamed Owura Kwadwo Hottish wrote on Facebook on Wednesday, March 14.

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Ghana's ICT teacher attends Microsoft Education Summit in Singapore play

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

(Facebook/Richard Appiah Akoto)

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The Microsoft Education Exchange (E2) event has been in existence for more than a decade and serves as an opportunity for teachers to come together and explore industry trends – including emerging technologies that support teaching, skills development, modern pedagogies, safe school environments, and predictive analytics that identify at-risk students.

It’s an event for education leaders who help transform today’s teaching systems into learning organizations.