Israel’s Ambassador to Ghana, Shlamit Sufa, has urged Ghanaian institutions to explore the solutions available in the Israeli educational technology (Ed-tech) space to boost the country’s education sector.

She said there are 339 Ed-tech companies in Israel, 50 percent of which are startups with about $150 million invested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), test and text archiving, student engagement and project management.

Speaking at the Israel Ed-tech Breakfast in Accra yesterday, Ms Sufa said there are many promising opportunities for partnership between the Israeli and Ghanaian Ed-tech industries.

The campaign, led by the Embassy’s Trade and Economic Mission, aims to create synergies between the EdTech sectors of Ghana and Israel to help achieve the national Information and Communication Technology (ICT) priorities in education policy.

In this regard, the meeting, attended by representatives from the Ghana Education Service, higher education institutions and technology companies, served as a platform for Israeli EdTech companies to showcase their expertise to potential Ghanaian partners.

Ms. Sufa said the partnership will help Ghana especially as Ghana’s ICT education policy highlights seven priority areas including education management, capacity building, e-readiness infrastructure, content development and inclusion of ICT in curricula.

“Through this initiative, we believe that innovative solutions can be developed or explored to meet these needs in Ghana’s growing education sector, whether at the primary or tertiary level,” she said.