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.
According to him, the laptops are preloaded with educational materials and with access to an E-Library equipped with books recommended by the Management of the Ghana Education Service (GES) on the various subjects.
The educational materials, His excellency the Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia. noted can be accessed whether online or offline and with free Wi-Fi available in all the 722 Senior High Schools (SHSs) across the country.
He encouraged the beneficiaries of the machine to use the state of the art laptops for intended purposes as almost innumerable resources available on the internet is expected to aid research, teaching and learning.
Prof Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, the Director-General of the GES has said the laptops in September/ November this year will be supplied to various regional offices of the Service across the country for onward distribution to beneficiaries.