GES begins ICT training for public school teachers on TM1 laptops

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The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) as part of efforts to ensure public school teachers are friendly with the state of the art TM1 laptops Wednesday commenced an Information Communication Training for them.

The effective online ICT workshop the Education Service in a statement copied to EducationWeb said is to help the government basic school teachers use the various e-learning resources that have been made available on the laptops.

The press release signed by the Deputy Director of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Anthony Boateng, noted the online training is in collaboration with KA Technologies and Microsoft and will be a two-hour virtual class.

The workshop according to the statement will be held in three sessions from 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm with each teacher having three to four days to complete the training and participate at any stipulated times or sessions.

“Teachers will receive points for their Continuous Professional Development and a certificate for participation upon successful completion and assessment. Regional Directors are to inform teachers to participate,” the release stated.

The training comes after the Service last year said approximately 260 Ghana Education Service District ICT coordinators have been trained with certified Microsoft ICT tools to provide technical support to teachers on the TM1 laptop.

In a related development, the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum says the Mate 1 laptops procured for public basic school teachers will be distributed to them as soon as school reopens for the 2022 academic year.

Mr Adutwum in an interview monitored by 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.