Government basic school teachers laptops will be distributed to them as soon as school reopens for the 2022 academic year, the Minister in charge of education in the country, Hon Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum disclosed on Thursday.
Mr Adutwum in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said the Ghana Education Service (GES) after announcing the basic school reopening date and releasing the school calendar will commence the distribution process.
“Teachers in various government basic schools across the country will receive their state of the art brand new laptops when school reopens for the 2022 academic year,” the Member of Parliament for Bosomtwe Constituency stated.
The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) in line with the Minister last year disclosed the TM1 laptops to government Junior High School and primary school teachers will commence early January in the 2022 academic year.
GES in a statement copied to EducationWeb said approximately 260 Ghana Education Service (GES) District ICT coordinators have been trained with certified Microsoft ICT tools to provide technical support to teachers.
“Digital online training and learning modules will commence in the coming weeks for every teacher. The training will include digitizing lesson notes, using online tools for learning management and supporting learners,” GES stated.
The Education Service said suppliers of the laptops, KA Technologies have signed an agreement with all major publishers to have their textbooks and other teaching and learning materials uploaded on the portal.
The government as part of its efforts to improve the requisite ICT skills of teachers in the country Friday, September 3, 2021, launched the One teacher One Laptop programme at the campus of the St Mary’s Senior High School.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, on behalf of the central government presented over brand new 350,000 laptops to the Ghana Education Service (GES) for onward distribution to all government teachers.
The President’s right-hand man in his address at the event underscored that effective teaching and learning is critical to developing the human capacity for work, innovation and creativity; necessary ingredients for capacity building.
“This initiative, in collaboration with the Teacher Unions, is to support the vision of Ghana Education Service (GES) of creating an enabling environment to facilitate effective teaching and learning,” His Excellency Bawumia stated.
The first phase of the distribution of the government laptops to Senior High School (SHS) ended on December 17, 2021. The second phase which will see basic school teachers receive their laptops will commence this month.