The Minister of National Education and Literacy, Mariatou Koné proceeded yesterday Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at the headquarters of the DECO, to the official launch of the platform “My school at home”. Through this launch, Côte d’Ivoire ranks as leaders at the sub-regional level in terms of the digitization of its education system. This “My school at home” program aimed to ensure educational continuity during the period of school closures from March 2020. For Minister Mariatou Koné, “The transformation of physical data and digital data that has been underway for decades is now part of the daily life of all countries, especially Côte d’Ivoire. This process of global digitization of activities has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic and has made it possible to observe the resilience capacities of education systems around the world. “And to add to say that” The program has made it possible to produce educational resources, lesson sheets, television and radio educational capsules for programs broadcast on television and radio channels and on social networks. Today, the educational innovations introduced with the advent of COVID-19 remain undeniable achievements for a quality school, an inclusive school, a school of equity. This launch, according to the Minister of National Education, has three major meanings: “The first is that Côte d’Ivoire has been involved in distance education initiatives for several years and the Government intends to stay the course to develop this digital and innovative educational offer. Secondly, the Ivorian government makes lessons, exercises, films and even manuals available free of charge to students, parents and teachers. And this by regularly consulting the platform. This is essentially educational and constitutes an interactive dialogue tool. »
Marc Vincent representing UNICEF Country, technical and financial partner of the ministry in the implementation of this program congratulated the ministry for this “remarkable work”, initiated during the responses to the pandemic. “The Government has succeeded in digitizing all general, pre-school, primary and secondary education curricula. It is a unique experience in Africa. Côte d’Ivoire now presents itself as a leader in Africa in terms of the use of the digital education system,” he said. For Marc Vincent, “more than 6 million children in primary and general secondary education will have the opportunity to continuously strengthen their learning capacity from this platform. They will be able to easily reread the lessons and do exercises to improve their performance. Parents, teachers and parents are welcome to use this platform. He welcomed the open-mindedness of the Minister of National Education, having realized that we are in the digital age. As a reminder, it was in March 2020 following the Corona virus pandemic that the program was set up by Minister Kandia Camara, with a view to saving the Ivorian school. It is a platform with rich and varied palettes that has enriched. www.ecole-ci.online is the site of this platform.