Eclipse Multimedia, an information technology company has launched a learning platform dubbed “Virtual Skuul” to support school children who are currently at home as a temporal school break amid the outbreak of the global pandemic.
According to Eclipse Multimedia, about 500 students across the country have signed on to the virtual school platform created to lessen the effect of the closure of schools since March 16, 2020.
The Virtual Skuul platform is developed to connect teachers and students for an exchange of assignments and learning best practices.
The platform was also to assist students and teachers in pre-tertiary schools to access improved learning and teaching resources in the form of video lessons, notes, examination questions, teaching and learning aids at any time.
Virtual Skuul allows students to access interactive lessons for all subjects of junior high and senior high schools, especially regarding Mathematics, Science, English, Social Studies, History, and French.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eclipse Multimedia, Mr. John Akwasi Amponsah, said the system is designed to make studying at home easier and interesting as it came with features that gave students the opportunity to access every tool they required to carefully plan to learn for themselves.
In addition, he said, it allowed them to effectively follow facilitator-led video lessons, revise lessons with culturally relevant and new curriculum-based resources, attempt and solve Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASCCE) past questions, with instant feedback.
To access the platform, patrons would have to log on to virtualskuul.com to sign up for an account, using a valid e-mail address.