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Ghana Library Authority data dip in patronage amid Covid-19 pandemic


Government Director of the Ghana Library Authority (GhLA), Hayford Siaw suggests the Covid-19 pandemic has lowered the variety of visits to libraries.

Hayford Siaw in an interview with JoyNews’ Fostina Sarfo, explained the virus has compelled the Authority to aggressively go after its electronic strategy of uploading far more area articles on the Library’s Digital App.

“We are aggressively pursuing or electronic technique, so we are maximizing our electronic library platform by way of sponsorship by the Education and learning Ministry.

“We are nonetheless contacting for extra information, so if you are a Ghanaian writer and you want your e-book to be posted on our system we are completely ready to purchase them.”

In accordance to him, the Authority is also in talks with the Ghana Education and learning Services (GES), to get videos and audios of curricula similar tutorials, which will be created available on Authority’s cell app.

For these in rural Ghana who could not have obtain to world-wide-web connectivity, Mr Siaw said his outfit has gained funding from the Ministry of Instruction to add its written content offline.

“In communities wherever they do not have world-wide-web connectivity or issues accessing cellular networks, we are putting most of our content material offline.

“On a Raspberry Pi, it will broadcast on our cellular vans, so little ones in these locations can listen to the lessons.

“Work is at this time ongoing for us to be capable to deploy it and the assets has been built readily available by the Instruction Ministry.”

The Authority in partnership with the Commonwealth of Mastering (CoL), has also secured scholarship slots for 1000 Ghanaians on Coursera, an online learning system.

Mr Siaw explained the scholarship is “to motivate Ghanaians to master from property as the globe fights the novel coronavirus pandemic.”


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