A teacher goes viral after his photo taken while he’s teaching MS Word without computer circulated on social media.
A teacher in Ghana, Africa recently went viral after his photo, which was taken during the time he was teaching the features of Microsoft Word by just using the school’s chalk board, circulated the social media
Yes, Ghanaian educator Richard Appiah Akoto is teaching the feature of a computer program without using computer.
Based on the article published in Atlanta Black Star, Akoto is an information and communication technology (ICT) instructor at Betenase M/A Junior High School in Sekyedomase.
It was said that he has been doing this to teach his students for several years now. This made many to wonder how he can possibly teach MS Word without computer.
Akoto who goes by the name of Owura Kwadwo Hottish on Facebook shared his photo for just the simple thought of sharing it. He did not expect that it catch the attention of many social media users.
“This is not my first time [of drawing] it,” he told Quartz. “I’ve been doing it anytime I am in the classroom … I like posting pictures on Facebook so I just felt like [sharing it]. I didn’t know it would get the attention of people like that,” the Ghanaian teacher said.
“I love my students so have to do what will make them understand what [I] am teaching,” he wrote on the caption of his post.
Due to that, there are also many netizens who shared his photo and commended him for doing such a hard work just to teach his students.
The passion of being a teacher in Ghana -Africa. The teacher simulates on a BLACKBOARD with a CHALK the template of a “Word Document ” so to teach IT to his students! Lack of resources can never stop a teacher’s creative mind! pic.twitter.com/ff6afSLDfD
— George Kokolas (@GKokolas) February 27, 2018
Meet Owura Kwadwo Hottish @OHottish, the Ghanaian teacher whose drawing of features of a Word Processing Window on the board to teach his students went viral on the internet. Microsoft will be donating computers to the school because of his efforts. ❤❤❤👏👏👏👏 pic.twitter.com/K85bzmKNGF
— Everything Ghana (@EverydayGhana) February 28, 2018
There was even one netizen who called out the attention of Microsoft Africa to help the hardworking educator.
On that note, the tech giant provided the 33-year old Akoto a computer, as well as access to its “MCE program & free professional development resources, based on the article.
Supporting teachers to enable digital transformation in education is at the core of what we do. We will equip Owura Kwadwo with a device from one of our partners, and access to our MCE program & free professional development resources on https://t.co/dJ6loRUOdg
— Microsoft Africa (@MicrosoftAfrica) February 27, 2018