Renowned Ghanaian Blogger, Augustus Koranteng Kyei, popularly known as Kobby Kyei has suggested for the need to include social media into our education curriculum in an interview on his Shine Summit slated for tomorrow, 2 June.
In a interview granted on Peace Fm, the blogger lamented the inactive advance made towards social media by educationists in Ghana.
He therefore gave a clarion call on educationists in Ghana to include social media into the curriculum and shouldn’t sit aloof for the Western World to set the pace before they replicate it in our education system.
“The students are on social media and we are waiting for the western world to start before we follow suit . Always Africans want the Europeans to start a conversation before we join”
The interview was granted in view of his debut Shine Summit slated for 2, June 2023 at the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel.
The Shine Summit is a digital summit powered by Global Ovations which seeks to imbibe in the youth the positive impact of Social media, Technology, and Entrepreneurship. With speakers equipped with experience in their fields, the occasion is tipped to be a buffet of Knowledge.
He teased audiences expectations of the summit by stating it was going to focus on brand positioning, drawing financial gains from your social media handles, and how to promote your craft or venture as an Entrepreneur, musician, Institution, etc.
The speakers for the summit are:
1. Bola Ray, CEO of EIB Network and media personality as well as anentrepreneur in Ghana.
2. Tommy Forson, a veteran Broadcaster, known as the King of Country Music and founder of Rabodef Radio Academy.
3. Oheneyere Gifty Aunty, Feminist, Veteran Broadcaster and host of The Stand Point.
4. Portia Gabor, media personality and GJA’s Journalist of the year 2022.
5. Kobby Kyei, Blogger and Philanthropist
6. Futurist Kwame, Web 3.0 Builder, global keynote speaker, SDGs advocate & business and investor7. Wode Maya, YouTuber and content creator
8. Bernard Kafui Sokpoe
In a build up to this conversation, the blogger encouraged the youth to explore the opportunities that lie in the World with their God-given talents rather than sit and complain about
He explained the reason behind the summit and likened social media following to a chief and his community members.
“Instead of using my platfotm to defame people, I will rather use my social media platform to build and impact society. Social media is like a community. If a million people follow you, it’s akin to a million people under the leadership of a chief. Whatever the chief does, they replicate it. Hence my followers are with me for a reason either good or bad. After attending programs and going to institutions to preach about social media, I realized i have to bring young people together. Hence I coined the Shine summit out of my “Polish till shine”. He said.