Story of Ghanaian Instructor who teaches computer technology without computers Moves viral

Image Credits: Facebook / / Owura Kwadwo Hottish

The instructor, identified as Richard Appiah Akoto, from Kumasi in Ghana brings meticulous illustrations of diagrams on his blackboard. He utilizes such drawings of the Microsoft Word programme to teach his students, as the school doesn’t have any access to computers.

He posted pictures of himself teaching on Facebook recently and also the photos wrote: “Teaching ICT at Ghana’s college is extremely funny. ICT on the board”

The net did exactly what it does best, and after tens of thousands of shares, Microsoft promised to step up and then send the instructor a few computer equipment.

Nicknamed Owura Kwadwo, Mr Akoto wrote on the now famous Facebook post, “I like ma students so have to perform wat will make them know Wat am teaching (sic).”

The faculty has not had computers because 2011, despite students having to pass an information and communications technology (ICT) examination before entering school.

The post, after on Facebook, was broadly distributed and the instructor was highly commended for his commitment and determination.

At a recent interview using Quartz Africa┬áMr Akoto explained, “This is not my first time [of drawing] it. I have been doing this anytime I’m in the classroom”

He admits that he never expected his post to go viral, nor that it would get the global response that it has.

Via Twitter, entrepreneur Rebecca Enonchong made a proposal to Microsoft which they should send the instructor some proper resources.

Days after, the software giant vowed to get involved by sending Mr Akoto a computer as well as some educational material.

Supporting teachers to enable digital transformation in education is at the heart of what we are doing. We will equip Owura Kwadwo using an apparatus from one of our associates, and access to our MCE program & free professional development resources on

— Microsoft Africa (@MicrosoftAfrica) February 27, 2018