There is a lot of chatter about reimagining education along the ‘Science Technology Engineering Mathematics’ trajectory and rightfully so. It appears that is the way to go.
Some have argued for Arts to be made a strong feature in this as well.
At the end of the day though, what matters is the growth of a transformation-minded population of people.
It was these issues and many others that we discussed the show this week with Peter Asare-Nuamah, who is currently pursuing PhD in Governance and Regional Integration at the Pan African University, Cameroon and Gameli Adzaho who is focused on ‘shaping Africa and shaping youth’ as he curates Global Lab Network.
The folks from Social Media Week Accra also joined me to chat about the upcoming event which happens September 10-14, 2018 at the Accra Mall.
Finally I have had it in my hands for more than about a week.
I have to say, it is a very impressive device.
Michael Kwadade-Cudjoe of Tech support at Samsung, Baba Musah Al-Hassan who is a Key Account Manager and Master Trainer and also Jemima Stewart Codjoe, another Key Account Manager and Trainer joined me to answer some questions regarding the device.
My verdict after the using the device for a week however is as follows:
This is the best device battery I have seen on a mobile phone. It is not for everyone. If you are a power user, you are on the road a lot, you need a lot storage (not just for pictures)… this is your phone. Also if you want a one device and nothing else, this is it. Any mobile device that gives you 1TB of storage space is worth holding on to. Bixby is trying hard but has a long way to go. Security works if you use the traditional options, there is work to be done on the iris scanner and face detection. The camera offers a lot of options but there is little difference between that and the Galaxy S9. With this phone you have a very powerful all round device with amazing storage capacity and and a great build.
My guest this week checks all the boxes and even more.
Jorge Appiah, CEO of Kumasi Hive and Executive Chairman for Ghana Tech Hubs Network.
His main argument is that there is a far greater threat to the development of the tech ecosystem in Ghana than money or any other issues. He argues that competent skills are missing and the sooner we addressed the gap, the better.