By Bertha Badu-Agyei, GNA
Accra, Aug 22,
GNA - Ghanaian Students in Korea and Associates (GHASKA), have developed an
e-library system to be utilized in rural communities without internet
The move is to
support students in those communities where there are no physical libraries or
books, get access to library required for their studies.
include the main library interface that allows reading and downloading of
available e-books, past questions section where students could have access to past
examination questions to practice, in preparation of their final examination as
well as a question and answer forum where teachers and students can discuss.
This came to
light at the third GHASKA Innovation Conference (GIC) held at KAIST, Korea, an
annual academic event initiated in 2017 by GHASKA with the sole aim of offering
presentations on solutions to the many challenges that faced Ghana, their
Mensah, President of GHASKA, in an interview with GNA explained that, every
user would require a computer or Smartphone to easily use the system code named
“Suafo”, however given the economic conditions of the rural communities, many
students may not own a computer or Smartphone and therefore as part of the
system, a raspberry-Pi would be provide for each student in the selected
that the system was ready to be piloted in a selected rural community in Ghana
to ascertain its cost and efficiency and added that in the meantime, students
would utilize the e-library through the Community Information Centers (CICs)
computers as well as their parents who had smart phones.
said the group was a non-political and non-religious student’s organization
with the core objective of bringing all Ghanaian students and Associates in
Korea to have a united front on issues of development for the betterment of
Ghana and called for all stakeholders to support them.
He said in
achieving this, various programs and events were organized throughout the year
with innovations to find solutions for Ghana and disclosed that apart from the
e-library, GHASKA was also developing a Home-based Water Treatment System for
rural communities and Waste Management System among others to be launched very