81% of Ghanaian children lack access to internet
A recent study has raised concerns about the lack of internet access for children in Ghana. In a tweet on October 23, 2023, by Statsgh said that 81% of Ghanaian children lack access to the internet.
“This is unacceptable,” he wrote. “The internet is an essential tool for education, communication, and entertainment. Ghanaian children deserve to have access to the same opportunities as children in other countries.”
“I didn’t have internet access until I was in high school,” said one Twitter user. “I had to go to the library to do my homework and research. It was a huge disadvantage.”
“The internet is essential for children’s education,” said another user. “They need to be able to access online resources and communicate with their classmates. Without internet access, they are at a major disadvantage.”
The Ghanaian government has said that it is committed to increasing internet access for all Ghanaians. However, there are still many challenges to overcome, such as the high cost of internet access and the lack of infrastructure in rural areas.
In the meantime, there are a number of organizations that are working to provide internet access to children in Ghana. One such organization is One Laptop per Child, which provides low-cost laptops and internet access to children in developing countries.
It is important to ensure that all Ghanaian children have access to the internet. The internet is a powerful tool that can help children to learn, grow, and develop.