AFRICANGLOBE – African nuclear experts and policy makers are meeting in Ghana to push for the introduction of e-learning platforms for nuclear education and training.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is sponsoring the workshop in Accra, which is the first of its kind in Africa.
It is also meant to encourage the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to transform nuclear learning and education on the continent.
Participants from IAEA member states would be expected to disseminate the knowledge to be acquired to their people for effective take-off and implementation.
The workshop will end on Friday. The LMS workshop is an integral part of Cyber Learning Platforms for Nuclear Education and Training (CLP4NET).
IAEA intends to find ways to promote regional activities amongst participating institutions using the CLP4NET.
The LMS is a Moodle-based platform dedicated to e-learning activities in the field of Nuclear Science and Technology under the IAEA.
Ghana’s Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Joseph Oteng-Adjei said his government was eager to promote e-learning and education in all sectors of the economy.
He said that agenda was being pursued through considerable increase in the country’s ICT infrastructure over the past five years.
The IAEA, established as an autonomous organisation on July 29,1957, seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy and to prevent its use for any military purpose, including nuclear weapons.
It has 159 member states.
By: Lawrence Quartey