Vice-president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Friday, 3 September 2021, launched the One Teacher-One Laptop programme and handed over 350,000 of the machines to the teachers at a brief but colourful ceremony at the campus of the St Mary’s Senior High School.
He said it is in fulfilment of the government’s pledge to equip Ghana’s teachers with the requisite ICT skills to prepare the next generation for the fourth industrial revolution.
“I underscored that effective teaching and learning is critical to developing the human capacity for work, innovation and creativity; necessary ingredients for capacity building”, Dr Bawumia late wrote on his Facebook page.
He said, “teachers are indispensable pillars to this necessary capacity building”.
This initiative, in collaboration with the teacher unions, “is to support the vision of the Ghana Education Service of creating an enabling environment to facilitate effective teaching and learning”, Dr Bawumia said.
He said the government will provide teachers in Ghana with laptops preloaded with educational materials and with access to an e-library equipped with books recommended by the GES on the various subjects.
“The materials can be accessed whether online or offline”, adding: “With free Wi-Fi available in 722 senior high schools across the country, access to the almost innumerable resources available on the internet is expected to aid research, teaching and learning”.