Ghana’s Education Service following the government procurement of state of the art laptops for teachers of the service has said they will sign an acknowledgement form to confirm a 30% deduction from their salary.
This comes after the immediate past Education Minister, Dr Matthew Opoku Prempeh in a meeting with the teacher unions announced the government is preparing towards giving all teachers a laptop to faciliate online learning.
According to him, the central government will absorb 70% of the cost of the laptop while the teachers pay 30% of the price which will be deducted from their salary directly at the Controller and Account General’s Department.
Director-General of GES, Prof Kwasi Opoku Amankwa in a letter sighted by Educationweb.com.gh said the procurement of the laptops forms part of the National Digitization Agenda and impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
GES indicated that much of the teaching materials including Teacher’s Resource Pack, Continuous Professional Development and Professional Learning Communities modules will be uploaded on the system.
The acknowledgement form, the Ghana Education Service (GES) noted will serve as an agreement between them (GES) and the teachers indicating 30% cost of the laptop should be deducted from their monthly salary.