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Education Minister Yaw Osei Adutwum Promises to Distribute Laptops to Teachers by June

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In an effort to bridge the digital divide in education, Education Minister Yaw Osei Adutwum has announced that all remaining laptops to be distributed to teachers in Ghana will be delivered by June this year. Apexnewsgh reports

This comes after concerns were raised by the Ghana National Association of Teachers about over 100,000 public school teachers who have yet to receive the laptops they were deducted for in 2021.

The announcement came on the heels of President Akufo-Addo launching the Ghana Smart School project, which aims to distribute 1.3 million tablets to public senior high school and TVET students. However, teacher unions have expressed dismay over the government’s failure to fulfill its promise under the 1 Teacher 1 Laptop project.

During an interview on the Asaase Breakfast Show, Adutwum assured that the distribution of the teachers’ devices was almost complete, with only a few remaining to be handed out. He stated that the government, along with the Ghana Education Service, is working to ensure that every teacher receives a laptop by the end of June.

President Akufo-Addo has also revealed plans to build at least thirty Smart Schools across Ghana by the end of the year, as part of the Ghana Smart Schools project. This initiative aims to enhance senior high school education by providing teaching and learning management systems, digital learning content, and electronic devices to all senior high and TVET schools nationwide.

The project falls in line with the Ministry of Education’s digitalization agenda for pre-tertiary education and supports the government’s vision of leveraging technological advancements to prepare Ghanaian students for the fourth industrial revolution.

Source: Apexnewsgh.com/Ghana

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