Government, in collaboration with Teacher Unions, has started the distribution of laptops to all teachers in public schools in the country.

Launching the initiative dubbed, ‘One Teacher One Laptop’, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia stated that the project is to help improve quality of education.

He indicated that teachers will bear 30 per cent of the cost while government absorbs the remaining 70 per cent.

Stressing that the initiative is very important to the Akufo-Addo government, the Vice President noted that effective teaching and learning is critical to developing the human capacity for work, innovation, and creativity.

'One teacher one laptop' initiative launched

“Globally, we know that the world is entering the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is highly dependent on information technology. Today, we know that the amount of knowledge and resources for the purposes of teaching that are available on the internet is just phenomenal and therefore, one of the best ways to equip our teachers, is to make those resources and knowledge available to them as well.

“Ghana cannot be left out and today’s event further attests to the government’s commitment to the cause of education. Under the ‘One Teacher One Laptop’ programme, each teacher at every level of education from kindergarten to Senior High School, will receive a laptop,” he said on Friday.

'One teacher one laptop' initiative launched

He further commended all teachers in the country for their dedication and sacrifices in educating the next generation.

“Many of us here today, are products of your sacrifice and can testify to your indispensable role in educating our children,” he said.

Taking his turn, the Education Minister, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum said the provision of laptops for teachers, forms part of government’s digitalisation agenda.

Elated about the initiative, Dr Adutwum said, “Teachers are going to get the opportunity to begin to practice what we have been preaching about for a long time. A teacher who is equipped with the requisite ICT tools to embark on teaching duties in the 21st century perspective.”

Meanwhile, the Director-General of Ghana Education Service, Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa assured teachers that the laptops will be equitably distributed to all teachers starting from Senior High School.

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