Huawei And Partners Explore ICT As An Enabler To Drive Inclusive & Innovative Education

Huawei hosted the TECH4ALL Education Global Online Summit yesterday. Officials and experts at the summit explored how digital technologies will transform today’s education systems into a more inclusive and innovative paradigm, democratize access to education resources, and build-in systemic resilience to external factors like the pandemic.
“Technology can play a critical and catalytic role in transforming education,” said Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education for UNESCO.  “We need to use technology to ensure connectivity for all; build free, public digital learning content and platforms; and focus on how technology can enhance innovation and change in teaching methodologies.”

Underpinned by connectivity, digital skills, and digital platforms, the transformation of the education sector is gathering momentum.
“Technology truly has the power to transform education for everyone,” said Kevin Zhang, CMO of ICT Infrastructure for Huawei. “We are doing this in three ways: connecting schools, promoting digital skills, and supporting STEAM curriculum.”

Strategies that prioritize blended learning are already in play where schools are no longer just physical venues for learning, with educational approaches shifting to prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s world. One UNESCO program that leverages technology and a transformational approach is Technology-enabled Open Schools for All (TeOSS). Supported by Huawei and developed in close collaboration with the MOEs of Ghana, Ethiopia, and Egypt, the three-year project aims to benefit students and teachers in the three African nations and set the foundation for innovative education systems that seamlessly connect school and home learning in online and offline scenarios to maximize inclusion.

“It is a project we are very much excited about,” said Mr. John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education of Ghana. “The purpose is to provide reliable connectivity for all schools at the pre-tertiary level. Future educational technology is going to advance the quality of education and even the ways we teach and learn.”