The Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) says it in January 2022 when school reopen in the next academic year will distribute the TM1 laptops to public Junior High and primary school teachers.
It in a statement copied to EducationWeb.com.gh said 62,000 laptops as of December 10, 2021, have been distributed to Senior High School teachers. The first phase of the distribution it said is expected to be completed on December 17.
“The TM1 laptops have a training component; so far, 260 GES District ICT coordinators have been trained with certified Microsoft ICT tools to provide technical support for teachers,” the Education Service added in the press release.
GES added that “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.”
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.