Jay's International School, Teima

A Success Story of Digital Literacy

Jay’s International School is a private school located in Teima Borga town, Greater Accra, Ghana. The school was founded in 2012 by Mr. and Mrs. Quartey with the aim of providing quality education to the children of the community. The school offers both primary and junior high school level education, with a curriculum that follows the Ghana Education Service standards. The school's motto is "Inspiring our students to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more in their respective journeys of life".

One of the ways that the school fulfils its motto is by embracing digital literacy as a key component of its educational program. Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. Digital literacy is essential for the 21st century learners, as it prepares them for the challenges and opportunities of the digital age.

To enhance the digital literacy of its students, the school established a Computerlab with RecellGhana Computerlabs on 16th November, 2022. RecellGhana Computerlabs is a social enterprise that aims to bridge the digital divide in Ghana by providing high-quality computers, internet, and maintenance services at an affordable price. The Computerlabs are designed to support the teaching and learning of the National ICT Curriculum, which covers topics such as word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, and internet.

The Computerlab at Jay’s International School is equipped with 21 desktop stations, a server with UPS, and a high-speed internet connection. The Computerlab is primarily used for teaching the Ghana National ICT curriculum, which is mandatory for all students from primary to junior high school. The curriculum aims to equip students with basic digital skills and prepare them for the electives on databases and coding at the senior high school level.

The school has dedicated ICT teachers, Prince Dickson and Raymond Sasu, who use the Computerlab to conduct practical lessons and assessments for the students. The teachers also use the internet to access online resources and platforms that enhance the learning experience. The students are able to practice and apply what they learn in the classroom using the computers and the internet. The students also enjoy using the Computerlab for extracurricular activities such as playing educational games, browsing the web, and creating their own projects.

The impact of the Computerlab on the students’ academic performance and motivation has been positively remarkable. Both the school administration and the parents are extremely satisfied with the results. The school’s report shows a significant improvement in the students’ ICT grades and overall performance. Parents have also observed a notable change in their children’s attitude and interest in learning. The school is committed to continuing the use of the Computerlab to achieve its vision of producing well-rounded and digitally literate students who can confidently compete in the global market.

RecellGhana Computerlabs is proud to partner with Jay’s International School and other schools in Ghana to provide them with the best facility they need for their students to become computer savvy. We believe our solution for digital literacy in these schools can lead to higher order thinking skills, provide creative and individualized options for students to express their understandings, and leave students better prepared to deal with ongoing technological change in society and the workplace in the near future.

RecellGhana Computerlabs is a social enterprise that provides computer labs to schools in Ghana as a service. This means that the schools do not have to pay upfront for the computers, internet, and maintenance, but only a monthly fee that covers everything. RecellGhana Computerlabs takes care of installing, updating, and repairing the computers, as well as providing internet access and technical support. The schools can use the Computerlabs for teaching and learning the National ICT Curriculum, which is mandatory for all students from primary to senior high school. The Computerlabs are also available for extracurricular activities and projects. RecellGhana Computerlabs aims to bridge the digital divide in Ghana by empowering students with digital skills and resources that can help them succeed in the 21st century. 


Sponsor Parent & Teachers Association (PTA) Jay’s International School

This develoPPP Project is co-financed by DEG from public funds of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development