Ghana school master wins over Microsoft to get free equipment

A teacher from Ghana has received worldwide praise after a photo of him teaching students how to use Microsoft Word on a blackboard went viral.  

Because there are no computers at the middle school where he works he uses coloured chalk painstakingly to draw a version of the computer screen onto the blackboard.

In mid-February, he shared a Facebook post showing photos of his 'needs must' method of teaching. 

Akoto's improvisation skills have won worldwide plaudits after they appeared on social media

The school does not have any computers even though in recent years 14 and 15-year-olds are expected to write and pass a national exam, with ICT being one of the subjects

The school does not have any computers even though in recent years 14 and 15-year-olds are expected to write and pass a national exam, with ICT being one of the subjects

The teacher has said that he is always willing to go the extra mile for his students

The teacher has said that he is always willing to go the extra mile for his students

 'Teaching of ICT in Ghana's school is very funny,' Owura Kwadwo - better known as Richard Appiah Akoto - said in a Facebook post alongside the photos.

'I love my students so have to do what will make them understand what [I] am teaching.' 

The information and computer technology (ICT) teacher has subsequently been contacted by Microsoft after the images were shared thousands of times online. The company has promised

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