The Ghana Education Service (GES) has advised heads of public Junior High Schools (JHSs) to be responsible for the submission of the names of teachers eligible to be given laptops under the ‘One teacher one Laptop’ initiative.
The Education Service comment comes after Mary Owusu Afriyie, the Regional Director of Education, Ashanti noticed names submitted to her office contains lists of individuals who are not teachers and do not qualify for the laptop.
“Some Metro/Municipal/District Directors of Education in submitting the names of teachers for the laptops added names including non-teaching staff and retired or separated staff,” she stated in a release copied to EducationWeb.
According to the Regional Education Director, some headteachers of the various public Junior High Schools (JHSs) in the Ashanti Region have submitted strange names with fake IDs, an act she said constitutes fraud.
GES following the fraud detection has asked all District Directors of Education to validate the list which has been sent and submit an updated list by Tuesday, August 31, 2021, through (email@example.com) with an attached template.
In a related development, the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa has said distribution of laptops to teachers in Senior High Schools will commence from September to November this year.
“We have some quantity now which we hope to start supplying them within the next month or two but we want to first do an official launch, the date for the launch of the laptop will be communicated to soon,” the GES staff said.