Microsoft Supports Ghana Teacher Seen Teaching Computer On A Board.


A teacher in Ghana became an online sensation after photos of him drawing a computer on a blackboard went viral online. The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) teacher, Richard Appiah Akoto decided to be innovative in the face of lacking teaching and learning materials.


Pictures of Richard Appiah Akoto drawing a Microsoft word interface on a board for his pupils were shared on Twitter. So Akoto had an ingeniously simple idea: he drew computer features and software on his blackboard, using multicolored chalk.

Social media exploded in admiration and wonder at his effort to explain how computers work – without using computer.

Among the hundreds of people who shared the post and helped popularize it is Rebecca Enonchong, an entrepreneur who urged Microsoft Africa on Twitter to provide Akoto with some proper devices so he can leave the chalkboard behind.

On Tuesday, Microsoft Africa replied, promising Akoto a computer and access to educational material.

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