Application of Wireless Ad-Hoc Networks Model to provide Education to rural Communities in Ghana
Ghana is faced with a broadening crack in the delivery of education between urban and rural areas as successive government since Nkrumah’s times had made attempts to bridge the gap in terms of education between the rural folks and the urban folks. E-Learning also known as online learning may be one of the solutions to the learning and teaching challenges experienced in rural part of Ghana. These challenges include the lack of qualified teachers and ICT infrastructure to provide interactive teaching and learning environment. This paper proposes the use of wireless ad-hoc networks to provide e-Learning for people in rural communities in Ghana. In our proposed system, wireless Ad hoc networks would be used
for the dissemination of various types of educational information/data. Each of the rural areas would have at least a Telecentre which would be equipped with computers, including multimedia for storing data and would be based at the district capital. People in rural areas will get access to this information by wirelessly connecting their mobile devices to the computers in the Telecentres. It is envisaged that successful implementation of this model by the government will turn to bridge the educational gap between people in rural and urban Ghana and be able to provide education to the vast number of Ghanaians in an interactive way.